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Incorporated by the State of Illinois, as an Institution of 
Higher Education, November 27, 1967. 

Approved as a Degree-Granting Institution by the Department 
of Higher Education, State of Illinois, September, 1969. 

Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the 
United States and Canada, January, 1972. 

Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and 
Secondary Schools, March, 1972. 

Approved for Veteran's Benefits, Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 
36, September 23, 1970. 

Authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien 
students, October 28, 1971. 

Member of the National Catholic Educational Association, 
The Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, The Midwest 
Association of Theological Schools, The Association of Chicago 
Theological Schools. 

Catholic Theological Union 
5401 SouthCornell 
Chicago, IL 60615-5698 
(312) 324-8000 





Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel 
(Corporate Member) 


Eastern Province (Corporate Member) 


Chicago Province 
(Corporate Member) 


North American Province 
(Corporate Member) 


St. Ann Province 


Eastern Province (Corporate Member) 

Western Province 


Rock Hill, SC 


U.S. Province 


Assumption Province (Corporate Member) 

Sacred Heart Province (Corporate Member) 

St. John the Baptist Province (Corporate Member) 

St. Joseph Province 


St. Bona venture Province 


Maryknoll, NY 


Central United States Province 

(Corporate Member) 

St. John the Baptist Province 


U.S.A. Province (Corporate Member) 


St. Norbert Abbey 


Holy Cross Province (Corporate Member) 
St. Paul of the Cross Province 


U.S. Province 


North American Province 


St. Louis Province (Corporate Member) 




Eastern Province (Corporate Member) 


Chicago Province (Corporate Member) 


Cincinnati Province 
Kansas City Province 


American Region (Corporate Member) 


U.S.A. Province (Corporate Member) 

Academic Calendar 


Fall Quarter 

September 26-28 Orientation 

September 28 Registration for new students; late registration for continuing students 

October 1 Classes begin 

October 8 Last date for withdrawing from courses 

prior to application of refund policy 
November 13-14 Registration for Winter Quarter 
November 13 Evening registration for commuting students 

November 22-25 Thanksgiving Recess 
December 10-14 Week of study and examinations 
December 14 Fall Quarter Ends 

January 3-4 
January 7 
January 14 

January 31 
February 26-27 
February 27 
March 18-22 
March 22 
March 23 - April 1 

Winter Quarter 

Registration for new students; late registration for continuing students 
Classes begin 

Last date for withdrawing from courses 
prior to application of refund policy 
Graduation applications due 
Registration for Spring Quarter 
Evening registration for commuting students 
Week of study and examinations 
Winter Quarter ends 
Spring Break (includes Easter Recess) 

April 1 
April 2 
April 2 

April 9 

May 7 
May 21-22 
May 21 
May 24 
May 24 
May 27 

June 6 
June 7 

Spring Quarter 

Registration for new students; late registration for continuing students 

Classes begin 

Last date for submitting final draft 

of M.A. Thesis for June graduation 
Last date for withdrawing from courses 

prior to application of refund policy 
Pastoral counseling competency due for June graduation 
Registration for Summer Programs and Fall Quarter 
Evening registration for commuting students 
Last date for submitting M.T.S. Project for June graduation 
Last date for M.A. thesis approval for June graduation 
Last date for competency certification and for submitting 

Pastoral Mission Statement for June graduation 
Spring Quarter ends 

Table of Contents 

Academic Calendar 2 

General Information 5 

History and Purpose 5 

Location 7 

Campus 7 

The Library 7 

Theology and Ministry in Chicago 8 

The University of Chicago 10 

Lectureships 10 

Stauros International 10 

Fees and Financial Aid 12 

Payment Policy 12 

Refund Policy 12 

Financial Aid 12 

Student Life 14 

Student Executive Committee 15 

Formation Council 15 

Guidance, Counseling and Worship 15 

Housing and Food Service 16 

Recreational Facilities 16 

General Regulations 17 

Admission to CTU and Its Programs 17 

Academic Regulations 19 

Academic Programs 23 

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) 24 

Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.) 27 

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) 30 

The M.Div/Ph.D. Sequence 34 

Programs with Mission Specialization 35 

Programs with Bible Specialization 37 

Programs with Word and Worship Specialization 39 

Certificate in Pastoral Studies 40 

Sabbatical/Continuing Education Opportunities 41 

Studies in Special Areas of Ministry 43 

OfT-Campus Study Opportunities 44 

Table of Contents 

Courses of Study 48 

Biblical Studies 48 

Historical Studies 52 

Theological Studies 53 

Ethical Studies 55 

Ministerial Studies 57 

World Mission Studies 59 

Word and Worship Studies 61 

Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies 63 

Directories 65 

Board of Trustees 65 

Officers of Administration and Staff 67 

Faculty 68 

Adjunct Faculty 71 


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General Information 


Catholic Theological Union was founded in 1967 as a creative response 
to the call sounded by Vatican II for a renewed theological education for 
priesthood. Three religious orders originally sponsored the school: the 
Franciscans o^ Sacred Heart Province, the Servites of the Eastern U.S. 
Province, and the Passionists of Holy Cross Province. The school was 
granted corporate status by the State of Illinois in November, 1967. Classes 
began in the fall quarter of 1968, with a faculty of 24 and an enrollment of 
108. In January, 1972, Catholic Theological Union was accredited by the 
American Association of Theological Schools. The North Central 
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools granted accreditation in 
March, 1972. 

Since its founding, other religious communities have designated Catholic 
Theological Union as their official theologate: the Augustinians (1968), the 
Norbertines (1968), the Cincinnati Province and Kansas City Province of 
the Society of the Precious Blood (1969), the Missionaries of the Sacred 
Heart (1969), the Society of the Divine Word (1970), the Eastern Province 
of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost (1971), the Claretians (1972), the 
Viatorians (1972), the Xaverian Missionaries (1973), the Crosiers (1974), 
the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (1976), the Pontifical 
Institute for Foreign Missions (1976), the St. Nicholas Diocese in Chicago 
for Ukrainian Catholics (1978), the Priests of the Sacred Heart (1979), the 
Assumption Province of the Franciscans (1980), the Congregation of the 
Blessed Sacrament (1980), the St. Paul of the Cross Province of the 
Passionists (1981), the Capuchins (1982), the St. John the Baptist Province 
of the Franciscans (1982), the Society of St. Columban (1984), the 
Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers (1984), the Central United States 
Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (1985), the 
Western Province of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost (1985), the 

Oratorians (1987), the Maryknoll Missionaries (1988), the St. John the 
Baptist Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (1988), and 
the St. Bonaventure Province of the Franciscan Conventuals (1988). 

Catholic Theological Union is unique among schools of theology and 
seminaries. It is not a coalition of independent schools. Rather, the 
participating orders have closed their individual theologates and merged 
their resources into one school, with one administration and faculty. 
Control is vested in the Board of Trustees. The school has the advantage of 
unity o( administration and breadth of tradition and support and has been 
accepted by its peeers in the world of theological education. 

Catholic Theological Union is now the largest Roman Catholic school of 
theology in the United States, serving thirty provinces and abbeys of 
religious men as an official theologate. It also serves other students, lay and 
religious, in the preparation for ministry. One out of every six religious 
priesthood candidates in the United States is trained at Catholic 
Theological Union. 

There is a living sense o( purpose which guides a school more effectively 
than any written statement. From the very beginning, it was understood that 
Catholic Theological Union would be a school of ministry. Theology would 
be directed to practice. The by-laws concisely stated this objective: to train 
and teach aspirants to the Roman Catholic priesthood so that they may be 
fully qualified to meet the requirements of such priesthood. 

As a school grows, a periodic review of its purposes is necessary. In 1980, 
Catholic Theological Union reviewed its goals and adopted a new Mission 

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago is a school of ministry in the Roman Catholic 
tradition, begun in 1968 by a number of religious communities of men who combined resources 
in order to educate more creatively for priesthood. Today that founding vision embraces 
preparation for many forms of public ministry in the Church from ordained priesthood to lay 
ministries. Catholic Theological Union accepts qualified men and women who show vocational 
commitment and seek graduate ministerial education. 

The community life of the school reflects the influence of the religious institutes which 
founded and sponsor the school. Thus inclusion, mutuality and participation mark the ecclesial 
context of the entire educational program. Within this context students live, grow and 
experience formation in faith and ministry. It also provides the impetus for the school's strong 
emphasis on mission, justice, and the cross-cultural dynamics of ministry in the modern world 
and in a global church. Membership in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools and 
cooperation with the Divinity School of the University of Chicago offer opportunities for 
ecumenical participation in the preparation for ministry and for academic research in theology. 

Catholic Theological Union possesses a rich variety of academic and pastoral resources. 
These enable it to educate capable ministers for the present and future church. 

The central focus of Catholic Theological Union is the priesthood 
candidate. In the spirit of the Program of Priestly Formation, the school has 
adapted its programs to the present needs of Church and society. Today, such 
adaptation involves an additional commitment to education for the wide 

variety oi ministries emerging in the church, for women and men, religious 
and lay, as well as continuing education for those already involved in 
ministry, both ordained and non-ordained. One third of Catholic 
Theological Union's current students are among those preparing for such 
ministries or are in programs of continuing education for their current 


Catholic Theological Union is located in Hyde Park on Chicago's south 
side. This is a cosmopolitan, stably integrated community, with a strong 
sense of identity. Within walking distance are shopping centers, theatres, 
restaurants, churches, parks, the Lake Michigan beaches and the Museum of 
Science and Industry. Downtown Chicago is fifteen minutes away by car or 
rapid transit. More importantly, Catholic Theological Union is close to the 
Divinity School of the University of Chicago and to several schools of 
theology in the area: Chicago Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of 
Theology, Meadville/Lombard Theological School, and McCormick 
Theological Seminary. 


Catholic Theological Union occupies three buildings on Cornell Avenue. 
Five floors of the ten-story building at 5401 South Cornell Avenue provide 
space for classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, library, dining and 
lounge facilities, meeting rooms and audio-visual laboratory. Additional 
faculty office and classroom facilities are located in the building at 5326 
South Cornell. 

Living quarters for some of the religious communities of men occupy five 
floors of the building at 5401 South Cornell Avenue. Living quarters for 
other students are located in the 5326 and 5420 buildings. Both efficiency 
and one-bedroom apartments are available. 


The Catholic Theological Union Library contains 120,000 volumes, 
providing resources for study and research by students and faculty members. 
It currently receives over 540 periodicals. In addition to the general 
theological holdings, the library has special collections in mission studies, 
history of religions and homiletics. 

The Association of Chicago Theological Schools' libraries, one of the 
largest theological bibliographical resources in the Western hemisphere, 


consisting of more than 1,200,000 volumes in theology and allied fields, are 
available to students enrolled in CTU. A courier service circulates books 
and periodicals for inter-library loans. 

Membership in the Association oi Chicago Theological Schools, the 
Illinois Library Computer System Organization, the Illinois Regional Library 
System, and the On-line Catalog Library Cooperative allows library patrons 
access to other library resources in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois, 
and the rest of the nation. 


From its earliest days, Chicago has been a major cosmopolitan center, 
with its many neighborhoods representing a wide variety o{ racial and ethnic 
groups, as well as a broad spectrum of cultural and religious traditions. 

In recent years, Chicago has also become one of the largest centers of 
theological education in the world. Its twelve seminaries, with over three 
thousand students and three hundred faculty, make Chicago an unequalled 
resource for the study of theology and ministry. 

Catholic Theological Union enjoys a variety of collaborative 
relationships with the other theological institutions of the city, through two 
distinctive but interlocking consortia. 

The school works closely with four other institutions in Hyde Park, who 
together form the Committee on Academic Cooperation in Hyde Park. The 
other institutions are the Chicago Theological Seminary (United Church of 
Christ), Lutheran School of Theology, Meadville/Lombard Theological 
School (Unitarian/Universalist Association), and McCormick Theological 
Seminary (Presbyterian Church, USA). The Committee works to develop 
coordinated and joint programming as well as other academic services to 
students and faculty. Noteworthy among those efforts is the Ecumenical 
Hispanic Resources Committee, which coordinates resources for theological 
education for the Hispanic communities. 

The Association of Chicago Theological Schools represents another form of 
collaboration. Its membership includes the five Hyde Park schools; Bethany 
Theological Seminary (Church of the Brethren) and Northern Baptist 
Theological Seminary, both located in the western suburbs; and five 
northside schools, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (United 
Methodist), North Park Theological Seminary (Evangelical Covenant), 
Saint Mary oi the Lake University (Roman Catholic), Seabury- Western 
Theological Seminary (Episcopal), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 
(Evangelical Free Church). The Association fosters student cross- 
registration, coordination of library access and acquisitions, faculty 
discussion, and communication among the schools. It offers to the 3500 
students in its twelve schools more than one thousand courses annually and 
library collections in excess of 1.2 million volumes, with nearly five 
thousand currently received periodical subscriptions. Further information on 
the Association may be found in the current edition of its Announcements. 

The participating institutions in each of these groups maintain 
educational autonomy and grant their own degrees. Each school also 
preserves its confessional identity and theological traditions. Catholic 
Theological Union's participation follows the guidelines set down in the 
Ecumenical Directory of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity and in 
the Program of Priestly Formation of the National Conference of Catholic 

Students may enroll in courses in any of these twelve schools without 
additional tuition or registration charge upon approval of their academic 
advisor and the Registrar. They enjoy library privileges in these schools, 
with no charge. 


Catholic Theological Union is located near the campus of the University 
of Chicago, one of the great research institutions in the world. Its Divinity 
School is renowned for historical research and the preparation of teaching 

A special plan of biregistration permits CTU students to register for 
courses in the University at a substantial reduction of tuition. 

By special arrangement, certain M.Div. students may pursue a coordinated 
sequence of study whereby they may receive the M.Div. degree from 
Catholic Theological Union and the Ph.D. degree thereafter from the 
University of Chicago's Divinity School. Details on this arrangement may 
be found in the M.Div./Ph.D. section of the catalog. 


In 1968 the Jewish Chautauqua Society established a resident lectureship 
in Judaism at Catholic Theological Union for the purpose of providing 
offerings in Jewish studies in the curriculum. Hayim Goren Perelmuter, 
Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation K.A.M. Isaiah Israel and past President of 
the Chicago Board of Rabbis, has served as Chautauqua Professor of Jewish 
Studies at Catholic Theological Union under this endowment since 1968. 

The Northern Province of the Society of the Divine Word established the 
Divine Word Scholar-in-Residence in 1976 to bring qualified persons from 
the Third World to lecture at Catholic Theological Union. These lecturers 
offer courses for one or more quarters during the academic year. Other 
participating communities at Catholic Theological Union have periodically 
endowed visiting lectureships to enrich the offerings in the school's 


STAUROS International is an ecumenical, international, non-profit 
association which promotes studies and programs on specific areas of human 
suffering from a religious point of view. 

STAUROS was founded in 1972. The central international office is 
located in Louvain, Belgium, with other offices established in Europe and 
Central and South America. The U.S. office was located at Catholic 
Theological Union in 1981. 

STAUROS activities include publication of the bi-monthly Stauros 
Notebook which presents articles and resource material on suffering drawn 


from Scripture, theology, other disciplines and personal histories. It produces 
a specialized bibliography on publications (English and European) from 
different disciplines on suffering, issues scholarly Bulletins, conducts 
International and National Congresses and Symposiums, promotes and 
supports writings which advance its purposes, and conducts workshops and 
retreats on suffering and the mystery of Redemption. The Chicago office has 
specialized in advocacy on behalf of and with disabled persons. 

Ms. Judy Benson is Acting Director of the U.S. STAUROS Office. 


Fees and Financial Aid 

All tuition and fees are subject to annual review and change. Current 
rates for tuition and other fees can be found in an insert appended to the 
Announcements . 


Payment of tuition and fees is due within the first thirty days of each 
quarter. Housing is billed monthly. Late payment is subject to a 1% penalty 
per month on the unpaid balance. Students may request special payment 
plans; in such cases, they must contact the Comptroller at the start of the 
quarter to make these arrangements and to have them confirmed in writing. 
Students with outstanding bills will be permitted to register for the following 
quarter on a conditional basis only; unpaid balances may not be carried past 
the following quarter or into the next academic year. Catholic Theological 
Union reserves the right to withhold registration, library privileges, transfer 
of credits, diplomas and transcripts until all charges and penalties have been 
paid in full. 


To withdraw from courses, students must follow the procedures as outlined 
by the Registrar's Office. Refunds are available according to the following 

within the first week of each quarter full refund 

within the second week of each quarter 75% refund 

within the third week of each quarter 60% refund 

within the fourth week of each quarter 40% refund 

within the fifth week of each quarter 15% refund 

after the fifth week of each quarter no refund 


The cost of education at Catholic Theological Union may exceed the 
financial resources of some students. The school offers financial aid, derived 
from a finite scholarship fund, to offset some of these costs. This aid is 
available to students who are undertaking degree programs and is given in 
the form of tuition remission grants. The school also assists students in 
applying for Federal loans for graduate level study. In addition, there are 
opportunities for student employment. 


Returning students wishing to apply for aid should file an application with 
the Dean of Students and Community Services prior to May 1st each year. 
Matriculating students should file an application 60 days prior to the 
beginning of the quarter. 

Students who are engaged in ministry at the same time that they are 
pursuing full- or part-time study should consult the Dean of Students and 
Community Services for information on several "partnership" aid 


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Student Life 

The Dean of Students and Community Services is the administration's 
representative for matters of student life at Catholic Theological Union. 
The Dean of Students and Community Services works with the Student 
Executive Committee and the Formation Council and serves as liaison 
person between these bodies and the administration. The Dean serves to 
facilitate networking among the various communities and individuals who 
comprise the Catholic Theological Union. While the participating 
communities of the Union provide for the spiritual formation of their 
members, the Dean of Students provides opportunities and assistance to 
independent students in their integration of study, ministry and personal 

The Student Services Office offers a broad range of assistance to CTU 
students and personnel. It provides information on spiritual direction and 
counseling resources, as well as on CTU financial aid, government loans, job 
placement, health insurance and immigration forms. This office also handles 
housing contracts for independent students. It acts as a clearinghouse in the 
scheduling and publicizing of school events. The office maintains liaison 
with the University of Chicago Health service and recreation facilities. 

These services and others are detailed in the Catholic Theobgical Union 
Student Handbook, available from the Dean of Students and Community 



The basic organ of student opinion and action at Catholic Theological 
Union is the Student Executive Committee. The SEC coordinates various 
areas of student responsibility and participation in Catholic Theological 
Union life. Through its representatives on the CTU Senate, on the Student 
Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, and on the principal school 
committees, the SEC communicates student viewpoints on issues of school 
policy and direction. Representatives of the participating communities and 
of the independent students compose the SEC; additionally, those students 
appointed to the various school committees serve on this body. A president 
and vice-president elected by the entire student body head the SEC. The 
Student Executive Committee represents the students in matters dealing 
with the faculty and administration, as well as student concerns in the other 
schools of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. The SEC works 
closely with the Dean of Students and Community Services. 


The directors of formation of all the participating communities at 
Catholic Theological Union and the Dean of Students compose the 
Formation Council. The Council serves as a forum through which the 
directors share insights and experiences regarding spiritual formation. In 
certain instances the Formation Council may agree upon common policies 
in matters which affect the religious well-being of the student body, and in 
particular of the students from the participating religious communities, and 
make recommendations to the administration. Liaison with the faculty is 
effected by attendance of members at faculty meetings and representation on 
the various faculty committees and through faculty members who are also 
formation directors. The Formation Council also places two representatives 
on the Catholic Theological Union Senate. 


The participating communities of Catholic Theological Union generally 
provide resources in the area of counseling and spiritual direction for their 
student members. For independent students, referral for counseling and 
spiritual directon is available through the office of the Dean of Students and 
Community Services. 

In the matter of academic guidance, each student, upon being admitted to 
the school, is assigned an academic advisor. 

Each of the participating communities celebrates daily liturgies in which 
all students are welcome. Additionally, Catholic Theological Union 


sponsors all-school liturgies several times per quarter. These celebrations are 
important features of the school's life as a faith community. 


Participating communities at the Catholic Theological Union generally 
provide housing for their own students. Housing for independent students is 
available at 5326 and 5420 South Cornell. Students desiring to lease the 
efficiency or one-bedroom units in these buildings should make application 
through the Dean of Students and Community Services. Housing requests 
should be made as soon as possible after admission to the school and not 
later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the quarter. If Catholic 
Theological Union housing is unavailable, the Dean of Students and 
Community Services will assist the student in searching for other suitable 
accom moda tions . 

Several of the participating communities of men have their residence in 
5401 South Cornell. From time to time a limited number of rooms in this 
building may be available to other students. These rooms do not have 
kitchen facilities. Inquiries as to availability of rooms in the 5401 building 
should be directed to the Dean of Students and should be received at least 
30 days prior to the beginning of a quarter. 

Catholic Theological Union has a cafeteria-style food service which is 
open to all school personnel. Meals may be purchased on a quarterly 
contract or meal- ticket plan. Residents in 5401 are required to be on the 
food service. 

Housing and food service prices are subject to periodic review and 
change. Current charges may be ascertained through inquiry to the Dean of 


Recreational facilities are available nearby as well as throughout the city. 
At a short distance from the school, the majestic Lake Michigan shoreline 
provides an apt setting for meditation, walking, jogging, and cycling. 
Beaches and parks for studying, sunning, picnicking and general enjoyment 
are all within a few blocks. Golf is available in nearby Jackson Park; tennis 
courts can be found at Jackson Park as well as close-at-hand Cornell Park. 
Indoor facilities in the area offer opportunities for swimming, racquetball, 
tennis and fitness exercise. On payment of an annual fee, Catholic 
Theological Union students are eligible to use the University of Chicago's 
extensive athletic facilities. 


General Regulations 


Catholic Theological Union, as a school for ministry in the Roman 
Catholic tradition, aims at providing quality education for persons interested 
in ministry. Consequently, all its programs are open to all serious and 
qualified students, male and female, who wish to prepare themselves for 
ministries in this tradition. 

Pre'Theological Study 

Pre-theological studies have been the object of extensive research and 
consultation in recent years. Both the Program of Priestly Formation and the 
Association of Theological Schools have outlined in broad, flexible 
guidelines the kinds of foundational understandings the entering student 
ought to have in areas such as human life, culture, religion, and skills of 
thought, communication, and language. Catholic Theological Union 
concurs with these statements and has adapted its admission requirements 
and recommendations to their spirit. 


General Admission Requirements 

The following are requisite for general admission to Catholic Theological 

— A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an approved college or 

— A completed application form. The application form may be obtained 
from the Admissions Office. Applications from students of participating 
communities are due April 15. Applications from all other students are 
due six weeks prior to the quarter in which students plan to enter 
Catholic Theological Union. Late applications will be accepted, but no 
guarantee can be given of admission processing in time to begin the 
following quarter. In such cases, students may be admitted conditionally 
at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. 

— Payment of the matriculation fee to the Admissions Office. 

— Submission of official copies of all college transcripts to the Admissions 

— Letters of Recommendation. 

Application for a degree and for a certificate in pastoral studies: three 

— In the case of priests and deacons or members of religious institutes 
which are not participating communities of Catholic Theological 
Union, one of these letters must be from an official reprssentative 
of their diocese or institute. 

— Applicants from Catholic Theological Union's participating 
communities need not submit letters, since permission from a 
participating community constitutes adequate recommendation. If 
the community withdraws its sponsorship or if the student leaves 
the community, Catholic Theological Union reserves the right to 
request the three letters and to reconsider continuation of status. 

Application for continuing education and special student status: 
one letter. 

— This letter must come from someone who can testify to the 
applicant's ability to undertake graduate study in ministerial 

— Generally, persons already engaged in ministry who are seeking 
further professionalization and updating but are not choosing 
another degree program enroll under the rubric of continuing 


— Special student status is normally reserved to those who have not yet 
decided on a degree program or who are enrolling for a specific and 
closely defined objective such as courses for initial formation 
purposes or cross-cultural mission preparation. Renewal of special 
student status beyond one year is contingent upon the 
recommendation of instructors at Catholic Theological Union and 
review by the Admissions Committee. 

Catholic Theological Union reserves the right to require personal 
interviews with an admissions officer and to require screening tests of 

Admission to Catholic Theohgical Union does not constitute admission to 
degree candidacy. Specific requirements for candidacy in the various degree 
programs are listed under the descriptions of those programs elsewhere in this 


Student Classification 

Having completed admission requirements of the respective degree, 
students may apply for degree candidacy after two quarters of study. 

Students not requesting admission to degrees, certificates, or continuing 
education status are classified as special students and may hold this status on 
a one year, renewal basis. 

Students enrolling for at least nine hours per quarter are classified as full- 
time students. All others are part-time students. 


Registration takes place in advance o{ the quarter on the dates announced 
in the academic calendar. Late registration is allowed on the dates so 
designated in the calendar. Registration after these dates cannot be 

Changes in Registration 

Changes in registration are allowed through the first week of the quarter 
without academic or financial penalty. After the first week, refund policies 
for withdrawals apply. (See "REFUND POLICY," p. 12.) After the second 
week, the course will appear on the transcript with a designation of 
withdrawal: WP-withdrew passing; WF-withdrew failing. 


Class Schedule and Course Load 

Catholic Theological Union operates on the quarter system, with three 
eleven-week quarters per year. Most courses are offered for three quarter 
credit hours, and meet one hundred fifty minutes per week for ten weeks, 
with the eleventh week for study and examinations. Classes are scheduled 
Monday through Thursday during the day. Evening courses and some 
weekend intensives are also offered. 

The normal course load is four courses (twelve credit hours) per quarter. 
With the permission oi their academic advisor, students may register for an 
additional course. 

Course offerings are arranged so that one may pursue an M.T.S. or M.A. 
degree in most areas of concentration completely by means of evening 
courses. The sequence of these courses is scheduled on a two-year cycle. 

Grading and Standards of Progress 

Grades are given at the end of each quarter and published by the 
Registrar. The student's academic advisor keeps a progressive checklist of 
advancement toward completion of hour and area requirements. 

Catholic Theological Union uses the letter grade system and also the 
pass-fail system for some courses. Grades are given and computed according 
to the following schedule: 




four quality points 




three quality point 




two quality points 




one quality point 




no quality points 















PI = Permanent Incomplete 

Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative quality point average in a 
degree program in order to graduate. Students falling below this cumulative 
average for two consecutive quarters are subject to probation. Students 
failing to show improvement are subject to dismissal unless there are 
extenuating circumstances. 

Catholic Theological Union reserves the right to dismiss students whose 
academic progress or whose adjustment to the school is unsatisfactory. 
Students dismissed for poor scholarship cannot be readmitted to the degree 



Students may withdraw from any course up to the end of the seventh 
week of the quarter if permission of their advisor is obtained. They must 
follow the procedures outlined by the Registrar's Office. The grade "WP" or 
"WF" will be entered on their transcript for courses from which they have 
withdrawn. Refund policies outlined by the Business Office (see p. 12) will 
be applied. 


Instructors may allow students an extension of time to complete 
coursework up to the end of the fifth week of the next quarter. If work is not 
completed by that time, the instructor will award either an "F" or a "PI" for 
the course. In those instances, no credit will be given for the course. The 
course may be repeated, provided that the student registers and pays tuition 
according to the normal procedures of the school. 


No credit is given for a course in which a student received an "F." If the 
course is required, it must be successfully completed before the student takes 
courses for which it is a prerequisite or before graduation. 

Transfer of Credit 

Previously earned graduate credit in theology may be transferred to 
Catholic Theological Union. Ordinarily, no more than nine hours may be 
transferred into M.A. and M.T.S. programs. No credits from courses graded 
below "C" can be transferred. These credits will be recognized only after the 
student has successfully completed one year of academic work at Catholic 
Theological Union. Forms for requesting transfer of credit may be obtained 
in the Registrar's Office. 

Advanced Standing 

Students entering M.Div. and M.T.S. programs may petition to receive 
advanced standing for previous work done in foundational areas. If the 
petition is granted, hours in those foundational areas then become elective. 
Petitions for advanced standing are to be directed to the Office of the Dean 
after admission to Catholic Theological Union. 

Credit by Examination 

Credit by examination may be sought in many foundational areas and in 
select advanced areas in the M.Div. and M.T.S. programs. Procedures for 


seeking credit by examination are outlined in the M.T.S. and M.Div. 

Credit by Cross-Registration 

Students enrolled at Catholic Theological Union enjoy the possibility of 
enrolling in a number of other Chicago theological schools. They may enroll 
(at no additional tuition charge) at any of the other eleven member schools 
of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (Bethany Theological 
Seminary, Chicago Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological 
Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology, McCormick Theological Seminary, 
Meadville/Lombard Theological School, North Park Theological Seminary, 
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, St. Mary of the Lake University, 
Seabury- Western Theologial Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity 

Catholic Theological Union enjoys a relationship whereby its students 
may also enroll in courses at the University of Chicago with significant 
reduction in tuition. Details may be obtained from the Registrar's Office. 

Credit for courses taken in the schools mentioned above may be applied 
toward Catholic Theological Union degree requirements. Up to one-third of 
a student's work may be done in these schools, and by special arrangement 
this may be increased to one-half. 


Academic Programs 

The Catholic Theological Union Curriculum 

Catholic Theological Union's stated purpose is to be a school for ministry, 
preparing persons to minister in the Roman Catholic tradition. First and 
foremost this means graduate theological education and ministerial 
preparation for the priesthood. It also includes preparation for the variety of 
ministries now already part of or still emerging within the Roman Catholic 

As a school for ministry, its curricular model is one of competency-based 
education, committed to academic and professional excellence. For Catholic 
Theological Union, competency-based education means: 

— a student-centered (rather than content-centered) educational process 
aiming at the integration of the student's knowledge and experience; 

— the development within the student of the Catholic religious heritage; 

— an adequate understanding of a variety of frameworks and 
methodologies for interpreting that heritage; 

— an increasing ability to communicate that heritage effectively in 
varying ministerial contexts. 


This educational process is broadened by the larger awareness of the 
cultural pluralism of the contemporary world, provided by Catholic 
Theological Union's international student body and program of World 
Mission. It takes place within the ecumenical context of the Association of 
Chicago Theological Schools. The process is strengthened by the school's 
tradition of critical inquiry and broad humanistic study. 

More specific curricular objectives are given with each of the degree 


Aim of the Program 

Catholic Theological Union's Master of Divinity degree is a graduate 
professional program. A first professional degree, the M.Div. is the ordinary 
theological training for priesthood candidates, but is open as well to lay and 
religious men and women who will not be ordained. The M.Div. degree 
attests that its bearer has achieved a level of competency and proficiency in 
selected areas and skills to begin the work of ordained ministry in the 
Roman Catholic Church or to begin work in the Church's general fields of 
pastoral ministry. 

The M.Div. program combines theological education, guided ministerial 
experience, and structures for integrative reflection. As the first profesional 
degree for candidates for the priesthood, its aim is generalist in nature, while 
allowing for some specialization within its broad framework. It is concerned 
not only with the appropriation of the Catholic tradition, but also its 
effective communication. It seeks to prepare candidates for leadership in a 
pluralist world in a variety of ministerial contexts. 

The M.Div. program seeks to implement faithfully the guidelines of the 
1981 Program of Priestly Formation of the National Conference of Catholic 

Admission Requirements 

In addition to the general admission requirements outlined above, the 
following requirements are normally prerequisite for admission to the M.Div. 

— fifteen semester hours of philosophy. These should provide adequate 
exposure to the major historical periods of philosophical thought. 
Other recommended areas are philosophical anthropology, 
epistemology, and metaphysics. 

— three semester hours in sociology. 


— six semester hours in psychology. Experimental psychology and 
personality theory are recommended. 

— Students intending to come to Catholic Theological Union would be 
well advised to consider other areas important for ministry: e.g., the 
classical roots of their own cultures and traditions, languages such as 
Latin and Greek, and skills such as speech and communication arts. 

Program Requirements 

The M.Div. consists of 135 quarter credit hours and the M.Div. 
Professional Resume. These can usually be completed in eleven quarters of 
work, and must be completed within seven years. M.Div. candidates must 
maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade average. Further regulations may be found 
in the M.Div. Manual. 

Course Requirements 

The program is divided into foundational and advanced areas. In most 
instances, the requirements are area requirements rather than specific course 
requirements. They are distributed in the following manner: 


1 . Foundational Areas 6 hours 

Old Testament Introduction 
New Testament Introduction 

2. Advanced Areas 18 hours 

Old Testament: Pentateuch or Deuteronomic Corpus 


Psalms or Wisdom 
New Testament: Synoptics 

Johannine Literature 

Pauline Literature 

Thematic biblical courses may be substituted for required Bible courses in 
the Advanced Areas. 


1 . Foundational Areas 6 hours 

Religious Studies 
Introduction to Theology 

2. Advanced Areas 12 hours 




Origins and Eschatology 


Liturgy and Sacraments 

1 . Foundational Areas 

3 hours 

Basic Principles of Catholic 


2. Advanced Areas 

6 hours 



3. Communications and Preaching 

6 hours 

Communications course 

Preaching course 


1 . Foundational Areas 

6 hours 

Moral Theology Principles 

Social Ethics Principles 

2. Advanced Areas 

6 hours 

Two ethics elective courses 

Church History 

1 . Foundational Areas 

6 hours 

Two survey courses 

2. Advanced Areas 

3 hours 

Specific period or movement 

Canon Law 

Church and Structure 

3 hours 

Sacramental Law 

3 hours 


1. Core Areas 18 hours 

Ministry Practicum I and II 

2. Elective Areas 12 hours 

Four elective courses 

(These may be used to work toward the pastoral 

competencies as well as other ministerial areas.) 

General Elective* 

Seven general elective courses 2 1 hours 

The M.Div. Professional Resume 

The M.Div. Professional Resume is an important part of the competency- 
based model of preparation for ministry. It is a progressively completed 
dossier of materials attesting to the ministerial skills and competencies 
which the student has attained. Its cumulative character seeks to aid the 
student in the personal integration of knowledge and skills, as well as the 
effective communication of what has been experienced and learned. 
Completion of the Professional Resume marks the completion of the M.Div. 


The materials in the Resume include: 

— A Pastoral Mission Statement 

— Certification in three areas of pastoral competency: 



Pastoral Counseling 

— Evaluations from ministry supervisors 

— A case history from a situation in which the student has served 

— Transcript of grades and courses completed 

— Other materials the student may wish to include, for example, 
evaluations from people served in ministry. 

Further information about the M.Div. Professional Resume is contained in 
the M.Div. Manual. 

Language Requirement 

There is no language requirement as such for the M.Div. degree. However, 
language competency may be required for admission to some courses. 

Administration and Further Regulations 

The M.Div. program is administered by Rev. Robert Moosbrugger, O.M.I. , 
M.Div. Director, to whom inquiries should be addressed. Regulations and 
procedures regarding the M.Div. degree are contained in the M.Div. Manual. 


Aim of the Program 

The purpose of Catholic Theological Union's program for the Master of 
Arts in Theology is multidimensional. The program is designed, within the 
resources of Catholic Theological Union, the Association of Chicago 
Theological Schools and the University of Chicago, to provide the 
theological background for those who wish to prepare for entrance into a 
doctoral program in theology, to teach religion at a secondary or college 
level, or to develop a basic competence in the area of theological studies 
though their principal specialization lies elsewhere. 

The M.A. program is marked by flexibility, allowing for a wide variety of 
individually tailored programs. When they apply for admission to the 
program, normally by the middle of the quarter preceding admission, the 
candidates choose the objective(s) which best meet their needs. Before 
registering for M.A. course work they meet with their M.A. advisor and the 
M.A. Director to work out the details of a program designed to help achieve 


the objective(s) chosen. The M.A. advisor will help students evaluate their 
progress and decide on any modifications which might be advisable. 

The M.A. in theology is not routinely granted en route to the M.Div., but 
may be pursued concurrently with the M.Div. It is open to those who wish 
to gain theological background for work other than the priestly ministry. 

Once the prerequisites have been met, the M.A. program will usually take 
two years (one year of course work plus the time needed for the thesis and 
the comprehensive examinations). It must be completed within seven years. 

Admission Requirements 

In addition to the general admission requirements, candidates for the 
M.A. in theology must have completed 18 semester hours or 27 quarter 
hours of university or seminary level theology. This latter requirement can 
be fulfilled by study in foundational areas at CTU or by an undergraduate 
major in theology or religious studies from an accredited college, university 
or seminary, provided that the Dean, in consultation with the M.A. Director 
and appropriate faculty members, judges this to be equivalent. To enter 
advanced level courses in the Department of Biblical Literature and 
Languages the M.A. candidates must have taken B 300 and B 305 or their 
equivalent. Other prerequisites for specific areas of specialization may be 
required by the Dean, in consultation with the M.A. Director and 
appropriate faculty members. 

Program Requirements 

The M.A. program requirements consist of courses, language certification, 
comprehensive examinations, and thesis. 

Course Requirements 

Thirty-six quarter hours (12 courses) of course work are required. The 
candidate must maintain a "B" (3.0 average). There will be automatic 
dismissal from the program for any grade below a "C" or for more than two 
n C's. H The course work shall be divided as follows: 

1 . Eight advanced level courses in the student's area of specialization 

(e.g., scripture, systematic theology, ethics, etc.) 24 hours 

2. Two advanced level courses in each of two other 

theological disciplines 12 hours 

Up to one-third of the courses may be taken in other approved schools. 
By special arrangement with the M.A. board, this may be increased to one- 


Comprehensive Examinations 

Part of the requirements for the M.A. in theology is a two-part 
comprehensive examination in which the candidates are to demonstrate 
their grasp of theological methodologies and the content of the disciplines 
included within the scope of their program. Hie content and approach for 
which the student will be responsible in the comprehensives is determined 
by the student and the board of examiners within the general prescriptions 
of the M.A. program. A student may take the comprehensive examination 
two times; upon receipt of a petition from the student, the comprehensive 
board may allow a third attempt. 


As the final requirement for the M.A. in theology, candidates must 
demonstrate the ability to do competent work in their field by writing a 
thesis characterized by research and independent thought. The thesis shall 
be seventy-five to one hundred twenty-five pages in length and conform to 
one of the manuals of style approved by Catholic Theological Union. 

Language Requirements 

A reading knowledge of one modern foreign language is required for all 
candidates for the M.A. degree. The choice will be limited ordinarily to 
French or German. In addition, those specializing in historical and doctrinal 
studies will be required normally to demonstrate a reading knowledge of 
Latin, and those specializing in scripture will be required to demonstrate a 
reading knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. Language competence shall be 
demonstrated as early as possible within the program. 

Final Recommendation 

The M.A. Director will determine the candidate's cumulative grade, 
based on course work (one-half), comprehensive examination (one-quarter), 
and thesis (one-quarter). An appropriate recommendation will then be 
made to the Dean and Faculty for the conferring of the degree of Master of 
Arts in Theology. 

Administration and Further Regulations 

The M.A. program is administered by Stephen Bevans, S.V.D., M.A. 
Director. Inquiries concerning the program should be directed to his office. 
Further regulations for the M.A. program are contained in the M.A. 



Aim of the Program 

The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) aims to provide the students 
with a general theological understanding as a context within which they 
will also develop selected pastoral skills and competencies. The degree 
program offers two distinct tracks, the choice being dependent upon a 
student's assessment of needs. 

Building upon previous ministerial experience, Track I of the M.T.S. 
provides (1) education in the foundational areas of theological disciplines; 
(2) a focus for developing selected pastoral skills; (3) an integration of these 
skills within the framework of a general theological understanding. Track I 
of the M.T.S. is intended for persons who have had some ministerial 
experience and who wish to prepare for new ministries or to enhance their 
effectiveness in their current ministry. Concretely Track I of the M.T.S. is 
envisioned for sisters, brothers, deacons, lay persons, or priests who wish an 
additional theological focus. 

Track II of the M.T.S. is intended for persons who have had no supervised 
ministerial experience and who seek an education in the theological 
disciplines with a focus toward developing and integrating pastoral skills for 

Although the M.T.S. draws upon the same resources as do the M.A. and 
M.Div. degrees and shares aspects of their objectives and design, it is 
nonetheless distinct in its focus and relationship to these programs. 


As a degree which provides not only general theological understanding 
but also specific ministerial skills and competencies, the M.T.S. is basically 
different in orientation from the research M.A. degree, and so cannot be 
pursued concurrently with the M.A. degree. 

The M.T.S. represents a more limited range of pastoral skills for ministry 
than does the generalist M.Div. degree. For that reason, it does not qualify 
the candidate for ordination to priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. 
Work done in the M.T.S. program, however, can be applied toward the 
M.Div. degree, although the two programs cannot be pursued concurrently. 

Admission Requirements 

In addition to the general admission requirements, at least three years of 
experience involving the communication of religious values to others are 
also required. Some background in theology, philosophy, psychology, 
sociology and religious studies is recommended. The adequacy of this 
background will be determined according to the student's specific program. 

Program Requirements 

The equivalent of two full-time academic years (72 quarter credit hours) 
is required for the M.T.S. degree. Advanced standing and transfer of credit 
may be granted for previous theological study, to be applied to the 
foundational areas of the M.T.S. Decisions on advanced standing and 
transfer of credit are based upon transcript evaluation and student interview. 
Candidates must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade average. The program 
must be completed within seven years. 

Track I 

Specific hour requirements fall into three areas: foundational, 
theological/pastoral, and integrative areas. 

Foundational Areas: 21 hours 

The foundational areas are meant to provide some grounding in the 
major theological disciplines. They consist of twenty-one hours. 
Equivalency may be granted for this work if similar work has been 
done on an advanced level (i.e., upper level college or at another 
theological school). Work in the foundational areas must be 
completed during the first year of residency. The foundational areas 

Introduction to the Old Testament 3 hours 

Introduction to the New Testament 3 hours 

History of Early Christianity 3 hours 


Introduction to Theology 3 hours 

Introduction to Christian Ethics 3 hours 

Introduction to Social Ethics 3 hours 

Sacraments: Theology and Celebration 3 hours 

Theobgicall Pastoral Areas: 42 hours 

The theological/pastoral areas provide work in selected areas of 
pastoral skills within the context of further theological understanding. 

Forty-two hours are required in this area, to be distributed in the 
following manner: 

Systematic Theology (God, Christ, 

Church, Eucharist, Eschatology) 6 hours 

Scripture 6 hours 

Area of Concentration 1 8 hours 

Electives 1 2 hours 

Integrative Areas: 9 hours 

Nine hours are required in the integrative area. Three of these hours 
are to be completed in the first year of residency, ordinarily through 
the M.T.S. Colloquium. These hours are meant to aid the candidates 
in reflecting upon their previous ministerial experience. 

Three hours are to be done in the second year, to serve as a focus for 
a fuller integration of pastoral skills, theological reflection and 
ministerial experience. 

The final three hours are granted for the M.T.S. project, which is 
oriented to the candidate's projected area of pastoral ministry and is 
completed under the supervision of faculty in the appropriate area. 
The project may be done in conjunction with the second integrating 

Since the M.T.S. program allows for a great deal of individualization, 
programs for M.T.S. students will be developed in consultation with the 
student and appropriate faculty in the projected area of pastoral skill. 

Track II 

Specific hour requirements fall into three areas: foundational, 
theological/pastoral, and integrative areas. 

Foundational Areas: 21 hours 

The foundational areas are meant to provide some grounding in the 
major theological disciplines. They consist of twenty-one hours. 


Equivalency may be granted for this work if similar work has been 
done on an advanced level (i.e., upper level college or at another 
theological school). Work in the foundational areas must be 
completed during the first year of residency. The foundational areas 

Introduction to the Old Testament 3 hours 

Introduction to the New Testament 3 hours 

History of Early Christianity 3 hours 

Introduction to Theology 3 hours 

Introduction to Christian Ethics 3 hours 

Introduction to Social Ethics 3 hours 

Sacraments: Theology and Celebration 3 hours 

TheobgicallPastoral Areas: 39 hours 

The theological/pastoral areas provide work in selected areas of 
pastoral skills within the context of further theological understanding. 
Thirty-nine hours are required in this area, to be distributed in the 
following manner: 

Systematic Theology 9 hours 

(God, Christology, Ecclesiology) 

Scripture 3 hours 

Ministry 3 hours 

Liturgy 3 hours 

Area of Concentration 1 8 hours 

Elective 3 hours 

Integrative Areas: 12 hours 

Twelve hours are required in the integrative area. Nine of these 
hours are to be completed in the first year of residency, ordinarily 
through the Ministry Practicum I. These hours are meant to aid the 
candidates in reflecting upon their ministerial experience with a 
supervisor and theological reflection seminar groups. 

The final three hours are granted for the M.T.S. project, which is 
oriented to the candidate's projected areas of pastoral ministry and is 
completed under the supervision of faculty in the appropriate area. 

Language Requirement 

There are no language requirements as such for the M.T.S. , although 
language competencies may be required for entry into certain courses. 



The M.T.S. Program is directed and administered by Jeanette M. Lucinio, 
S.P. Further regulations for the M.T.S. program are found in the M.T.S. 


By a special arrangement with the University of Chicago, select M.Div. 
students from Catholic Theological Union may pursue a coordinated 
sequence of programs leading to the M.Div. degree at Catholic Theological 
Union and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Chicago Divinity School. 

Upon receiving written approval of the Academic Dean of Catholic 
Theological Union, the student may enter this sequence. While pursuing 
the regular course of study in the M.Div. program, the student prepares for 
the three Certifying Examinations and writes an essay on religious studies in 
the modern world. These requirements constitute the preliminary phase of 
doctoral study at the University. The Certifying Examinations cover the 
following areas: Sacred Scriptures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; 
Western Religious Traditions to 1500; and Religion in the West, 1500-1900. 

Each year the Divinity School faculty selects a particular topic for the 
essay in religious studies. The school also offers a two course sequence 
annually in preparation for this essay. Students are encouraged, but not 
required, to take this sequence. 

Application for the Ph.D. program includes completing at least two 
quarters of bi-registration at the University, enrolling in at least two 400- 
level courses at the University of Chicago Divinity School; successful 
completion of the three Certifying Examinations; successful completion of 
the essay and successful completion of a French or German foreign language 
examination, administered by the University of Chicago. 

M.Div. students may apply for the Ph.D. program when they have 
completed the requirements above and have completed two years of the 
M.Div. program. Application to the Ph.D. program does not constitute 
admission. Applications from this sequence will be considered along with 
other applications to the Ph.D. programs in the Divinity School. If 
accepted, the student matriculates into the Ph.D. program within one year 
and takes at least two courses in that program thereafter until admitted to 
Ph.D. candidacy. If rejected, the student may apply for a terminal M.A. in 
the University, if the regular curricular and financial obligations are met. 

Students must complete the M.Div. before the Ph.D. can be awarded. The 
student may petition to have a faculty member from Catholic Theological 
Union serve as an additional examiner in the oral portion of the Qualifying 


Examinations, and also serve as a member of the dissertation reading 

Students may apply credit received in University courses to the M.Div. 
degree in the usual arrangements with neighboring institutions. Successful 
completion of the Certifying Examinations and essay may be substituted for 
the Pastoral Mission Statement in the M.Div. Resume. Choice of elective 
courses and the field of doctoral study may make some adjustment in M.Div. 
course distribution requirements plausible. In such cases, the student may 
petition the M.Div. Director for such adjustments. These can be made by 
the M.Div. Director after consultation with the Dean and appropriate 

Further details on this sequence may be obtained from the Dean's Office. 
More information on Ph.D. programs at the University o( Chicago Divinity 
School may be found in the current issue of its Announcements. 


The World Mission Program at Catholic Theological Union has been 
developed to allow students to choose a specific mission focus in any oi the 
various degree programs offered by the school, namely, M.Div., M.A., and 
M.T.S., as well as to meet the needs of furloughed and returned missionaries 
who come to the school for one or more terms of continuing education. It 
also challenges all theological education at Catholic Theological Union 
with the reality of cultural and religious pluralism and the awareness oi an 
existing global Church. 

The world mission of the Church has entered a new era. The Church 
today must seek to be faithful to the mission of Christ in the midst oi vast 
social and economic changes among the peoples of the world who struggle 
to remain faithful to their own cultural and religious heritage. The mission 
oi the Church needs apostles who are persons of dialogue — who are able to 
live maturely between different cultural worlds; who seek not only to give 
but to receive, not only to lead but to assist; who call to conversion, but are 
also ready to undergo conversion; who, in inviting all peoples to the 
community of those who profess Jesus as their Savior, want to respect other 
churches and other religions in their own proper development. With such 
apostles the Church will become truly ecumenical and will become a sign 
and instrument of reconciliation and peace in Christ Jesus. 

It is with this awareness that Catholic Theological Union has shaped its 
World Mission Program. It has organized biblical, historical, systematic, and 
ethical courses with mission as their focus and/or content. It has created a 
specialized intensive course to help people prepare for cross-cultural ministry 
and a Mission Integration Seminar to aid returned missionaries to process 


both their experience abroad and their re-entry. It has sought out pastoral 
placements most suitable for reflection on the Church's mission. 

The World Mission Program at Catholic Theological Union is supervised 
and developed by the interdepartmental Committee on World Mission. In 
this work they are aided by annual meetings of the Mission Advisory 
Council which represents the interests of the school's various constituencies. 

All degree programs are available with a mission specialization. The 
requirements for each are as follows: 

Master of Divinity with Mission Specialization 

Requirements are the same as those listed for the M.Div. degree above, 
with the following specifications: 

— forty-five hours (fifteen courses) in the M.Div. Program must be 
taken with mission specialization. These must ordinarily include 
1-460: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry. 

— an Overseas Training Program approved by Catholic Theological 
Union may be substituted for Ministry Practicum II. Students 
taking the Practicum do it with a cross-cultural specialization. 

Master of Arts in Theology 

Requirements are the same as those listed for the M.A. above. The 
eight advanced level courses taken as specialization are in the area of 
mission specialization. 


Master of Theological Studies 

Requirements are the same as those listed for the M.T.S. above. The 
area of concentration must be in mission specialization. 

The courses offered by Catholic Theological Union which are considered 
mission specialization are listed each year and are available on request. 

Catholic Theological Union carries out its World Mission Program in 
cooperation with the Association of Chicago Theological Schools which 
guarantees a broad theological and ecumenical environment. Together the 
schools participate in planning and sponsoring various workshops and 
meetings on current mission and international problems as well as the 
annual World Mission Institute. 

For further information, contact the Director of the World Mission 


The Bible is not just a collection of ancient writings, but a major 
component in the contemporary formation of faith, a part of the living 
process of communication and interpretation of divine revelation. For this 
reason, students pursuing the Master of Divinity degree or other degrees are 
able to specialize in Bible with a view to developing a biblical approach in 
spirituality and ministry. 

Master of Divinity with Bible Specialization 

General biblical requirements are the same as those listed for the 
M.Div. degree above. In addition, specialization in the biblical field is 
acquired as follows: 

— With advisement from the department, at least three of the 
general electives are to be taken in the biblical field, preferably on 
the 500 level. 

— Two other supporting courses from the general M.Div. curriculum 
are to be taken with projects in the biblical dimensions of the area 
of study. 

— Participation in either the Spring or Fall Israel Study program is 
normally required as an integral part of the M.Div. specialization. 

— With advisement from the department, students are strongly 
urged to include the following among their biblical courses: 

a) A course in a biblical language. 

b) A course in Rabbinic Judaism. 


— Through appropriate advisement, the Ministry Practicum II will 
be so structured that the Bible can be used in an explicit way, e.g., 
in preaching or teaching ministries. 

Certificate in Biblical Spirituality 

The Biblical Spirituality Program is a one year certificate program 
concentrating upon the Bible, in which class lectures, seminar discussion, 
study and prayer center upon the Bible as the common basis of Christian 
living and Christian mission. During the Fall Quarter the Bible will be 
explored from the vantage point of the land of Israel where the participants 
will join Catholic Theological Union's Israel Study Program. This is 
followed by a re-entry seminar and retreat in Chicago. The Winter and 
Spring Quarters at Catholic Theological Union enable students not only to 
choose from extensive offerings in the Bible department, but also to draw 
upon biblically related courses in other departments. The program blends 
academic, liturgical and recreational facets. With thirty-six credit hours 
(twelve courses) a Certificate in Biblical Spirituality is awarded. Students 
may extend their study at Catholic Theological Union for an additional year 
to earn the degree of Master of Theological Studies. Further information is 
available from Joann Gehling, F.S.P.A., Director of the Biblical Spirituality 



Other Programs 

The Master of Arts in Theology, the Master of Theological Studies, and 
the Certificate in Pastoral Studies may also be taken with concentration in 
Bible. For details, see explanations under these programs. See also Israel 
Study Program, described on pp. 46-47. 


Word and Worship is a concentration in preaching and pastoral liturgy 
within the M.Div., M.T.S., and Certificate programs. It seeks to combine a 
theological understanding of preaching and liturgy with skills both in 
exercising these ministries and in preparing others for them. It enables the 
student to integrate the study and practice of liturgy and preaching within a 
larger context of theology and pastoral care. 

Individual students work with a word/worship advisor to plan the specific 
content of their program in keeping with their background and future 
ministerial goals. In addition to Catholic Theological Union's course 
offerings, students working in Word and Worship programs have access to a 
wide variety of course offerings in preaching and liturgy in neighboring 
schools. The Chicago area also provides many related resources and field 
sites for developing skills in word and worship. The program options and the 
word/worship requirements are as follows: 

Master of Divinity with Word and Worship Specialization 

General requirements are the same as those listed above for the M.Div. 
program. These include required courses in liturgy, sacraments, sacramental 
law and preaching as well as the required general competencies in word and 

Specialization in Word and Worship is achieved by these further 
specifications of the regular M.Div. requirements: 

— Three general electives from the M.Div. program are to be taken in 
the word/worship area. 

— In two other supporting courses students are to relate their course 
work to word/worship. 

— A word/worship placement is to be chosen for the Ministry Prac- 
ticum II required of all M.Div. students. This practicum, in con- 
junction with the above courses, helps students acquire the special 
competencies in word and worship. 


Master of Theological Studies 

Requirements are the same as those listed above for the M.T.S. program. 
The eighteen hours in the area of concentration are selected from course 
offerings in Word and Worship. 

Certificate in Liturgical Studies 

A more limited Word and Worship concentration can be developed 
within this program in consultation with the advisor, provided that the 
student can demonstrate adequate previous theological preparation for 
undertaking such study. 

Master of Arts in Theology 

In addition to the above pastoral concentrations and specializations in 
Word and Worship, Catholic Theological Union offers a Master of Arts in 
Theology program in which a student can concentrate in liturgical studies. 
Requirements are the same as those listed above for the M.A. program. 
Eight upper division courses must be taken in the area of liturgy and 

Course offerings in Word and Worship are listed together in the section 
on Course Offerings below. Additional electives include interdisciplinary 
courses in Scripture, Ethics, Mission, Pastoral Care and other disciplines. A 
listing o{ suitable electives outside the Department of Word and Worship is 
available annually. 

Further details on Word and Worship Programs may be obtained from the 
Office of the Dean or from the Chairperson of the Department of Word and 


Aim of the Program 

The aim of the Certificate in Pastoral Studies is to provide an opportunity 
to develop a program of study either to enhance one's effectiveness in one's 
current ministry or to prepare for another ministry. It is especially designed 
as a program for continuing education. 

Admission Requirements 

There are no special requirements beyond the general admission 
requirements. Preference is given to persons with experience in ministry, 


Program Requirements 

The Certificate in Pastoral Studies consists of thirty-six quarter hours 
(twelve courses), the equivalent of one year's work at Catholic Theological 
Union. Selection of courses in the Certificate is made on the basis of the 
candidate's interest and need. Candidates may avail themselves of the 
courses offered at Catholic Theological Union including its field programs 
and courses in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. There is no 
language requirement. 


The Certificate in Pastoral Studies is administered by the Director of 
Continuing Education, to whom inquiries may be directed. 


Educating capable ministers for the present and future Church involves 
working with those entering ministry for the first time. In a particular way, it 
also involves offering opportunities for lifelong professional development to 
persons already engaged in ministry. 

A rich variety of graduate level sabbatical/continuing education 
opportunities is available at CTU for women and men in ministry. All of 
these experiences seek to enrich and integrate the person's spirituality, 
ministerial skills, and life experience. 

Sabbatical Quarter (s) 

Sabbatical Quarter (s) Study is individually designed and allows a person 
to concentrate in a specific theological/pastoral area of interest by means of 
course work, personal reading, cultural enrichment, spiritual development, 
and leisure. 

Those who come to CTU for a sabbatical will receive ( 1 ) advisement for 
program and course selection in light of their personal and ministerial goals; 
(2) suggestions for workshop participation; (3) recommendations regarding 
spiritual directors; (4) services of advisors, faculty and staff; and (5) related 
information about numerous opportunities in Chicago. 


The Director of Continuing Education serves as coordinator of the 
Sabbatical Study and as advisor in course selection and in the process of 
registration. Faculty members also serve as resources for participants. 



Participants in all the sabbatical opportunities (degree and non-degree) 
are expected to have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. 

Regular admission procedures apply to all who seek to enroll at C.T.U. 


Participants may choose to take courses for credit or audit. There are 
several options available regarding housing, meal plans, and tuition (credit 
or audit) costs. 

Those who enroll for one to three quarters in Sabbatical Study will meet 
bi-weekly for an integrative seminar to reflect upon their study and 
experiences. Also, occasional dialogue sessions will be scheduled with 
faculty members. 

Continuing Education Opportunities 

Options available to Sabbatical/Continuing Education students are the 

The Summer Institute is a three to four week opportunity offered each 
summer. It is designed for the continuing professional development of those 
in ministry. One-week modules are available and may be taken for credit, 
C.E.U.s, or on an audit basis. 

The Master of Theological Studies Degree is a two-year program designed 
for persons who seek a degree to enhance their effectiveness in their current 
ministry or who wish to prepare for a new ministry. 

The Certificate in Pastoral Studies is a one-year plan of studies, 
individually designed to meet particular needs, allowing a person to enroll in 
twelve courses. 

The Certificate in Biblical Spirituality is a one-year plan of studies 
designed for those seeking a fuller and deeper appreciation of the Bible. One 
quarter is spent in Israel. 

The Certificate in Liturgical Studies is a one-year plan of studies in word 
and worship for those exercising liturgical ministries and preparing others for 

The Fall Quarter Israel Study is a ten-week program especially designed for 
those wishing an experience of studying the Bible in context. 

Studies in World Mission provide missionaries and those from the Third 
World the opportunity to process their mission experience, update their 
theological education, and get in touch with major trends in Church life in 
the United States. 


Studies in Word and Worship offer presiders, teachers, directors of liturgy 
and other pastoral ministers courses to enrich their theological and 
educational background and pastoral practice. 

Studies in Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry offer ministers a range of 
courses designed to expand and deepen their knowledge and understanding 
of the relationship between spiritual and psychological dynamics in pastoral 

Studies in Eastern Christianity enable students to expand and enrich their 
cross-cultural awareness of Eastern Catholic Churches. A summer intensive 
at an Eastern Catholic monastery in Northern California provides a lived 
experience of Eastern Christian spirituality. 

Personal Enrichment Study for one year on a credit or non-credit basis is 
also available. 

Further information on continuing education for ministry opportunities 
can be obtained by contacting the Director of Continuing Education. 


Hispanic Ministry 

Courses in Hispanic Ministry provide a style of theological education 
which is historically, culturally and religiously grounded in the Hispanic 
context and experience. Additional educational opportunities such as 
seminars, workshops, community dialogue and other special events are also 
available. Catholic Theological Union is cooperating with the Ecumenical 


Hispanic Resources Committee on Academic cooperation in Hyde Park and 
with other centers in the Chicago area to focus effective pastoral training 
responses to needs in the Hispanic communities. 

Begun in 1982, CTS's Hispanic Ministry courses are directed toward 
Hispanic and non-Hispanic persons interested in ministry with Hispanic 
communities. Providing contact with the Hispanic experience and tradition 
of the Catholic Church in the United States, Hispanic Ministry courses are 
open to all students. 

Annual lists of Hispanic Ministry courses and further details may be had 
by contacting the Director, Ana Maria Pineda, S.M. 

Augustus Tolton Initiative for Theological Education and 
Formation of African- American Catholic Lay Ministers 

In 1990, Catholic Theological Union will inaugurate the Augustus Tolton 
Theological Education and Formation initiative for the advanced training of 
African-American lay ministers, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of 
Chicago. Students will be accepted in one of the existing Masters degree 
programs at the Catholic Theological Union and take courses at CTU and 
affiliated schools as required for those preparing for ministry in or relative to 
the African-American community. They will experience pastoral formation 
at archdiocesan sites. 

Inquiries about the Augustus Tolton Initiative should be addressed to 
Jamie T Phelps, O.P., chairperson of the Augustus Tolton Scholarship 


Catholic Theological Union offers a number of opportunities for study 
outside the Chicago area and internationally. These include 

The National Capital Semester for Seminarians 

Catholic Theological Union participates in the National Capital 
Semester for Seminarians (NCSS), directed by Wesley Theological 
Seminary in Washington, D.C. Students spend a semester focusing upon 
public policy and theology in Washington, through study, reflection, direct 
political interaction, and encounter with persons involved in the political 

Further details may be obtained from the M.Div. Director, who 
administers the program in cooperation with the Coordinator for Justice and 


United Nations and World Faiths 

Catholic Theological Union participates in the United Nations and 
World Faiths (UNWF) program of Long Island University. The UNWF is a 
semester of study in New York, focusing on the partnership of churches and 
the UN in seeking world peace, human rights and social development. 

Further details may be obtained from the M.Div. Director who 
administers the program in cooperation with the Coordinator for Justice and 

Louvain Study 

Students from Catholic Theological Union may spend one or two 
semesters studying in the English-speaking section of the Theological 
Faculty of the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven in Belgium. 

Further details may be obtained from the Office of the Dean. 

Sheptytsky Institute in Eastern Christian Studies at Mt. Tabor 

Catholic Theological Union offers students the opportunity to integrate 
study of the theology, liturgy, and spirituality of the Christian East with a 
lived experience of what Eastern Christians look upon as the summit of their 
spiritual tradition; namely, monasticism. This is achieved through Catholic 
Theological Union's Sheptytsky Institute at Mt. Tabor, an annual summer 
intensive at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in California. 

Students can earn six quarter credits applicable to M.Div., M.A. and 
M.T.S. requirements. The summer intensive normally consists of a 
monthlong stay at the Ukrainian Catholic Monastery of the Holy 
Transfiguration (Mt. Tabor) in Redwood Valley, California, where 
participants enter as fully as possible into the life of the monks. This 
includes adherence to the full schedule of personal prayer and fasting, as 
well as participation in four to five hours of liturgy a day. In addition, 
participants attend two three-credit courses in Eastern Theology, spirituality 
and liturgy. A field trip to San Francisco is included, with visits to local 
Eastern parishes, both Orthodox and Catholic. At the conclusion of the 
intensive program, a debriefing seminar is held to facilitate re-entry into 
"the world" from the monastic experience. 

Holy Transfiguration Monastery is located two and one-half hours north 
of San Francisco in the scenic Coastal Range mountains of Northern 
California. It is the home of a dozen monks, and is gaining a reputation 
throughout North America as a center for authentically Eastern spirituality. 
Worship is conducted in English, following the Byzantine-Ukrainian usage. 
While Mt. Tabor is a men's monastery, both men and women are welcome 
in the summer intensive of the Sheptytsky Institute. 


The program is named after the Servant of God Metropolitan Andrey 
Sheptytsky ( + 1944), primate of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, pioneer of 
East- West ecumenism, and restorer of the pristine heritage of the Ukrainian 

The Director of the Sheptytsky Institute in Eastern Christian Studies at 
Mt. Tabor is Fr. Andriy Chirovsky. The Sheptytsky Institute was founded at 
Catholic Theological Union in 1986; its summer program remains affiliated 
with CTU even though the Institute's headquarters have moved to St. Paul 
University in Ottawa. Further details about the summer intensive at Mt. 
Tabor may be obtained from the Office of the Dean. 

Israel Study Program 

Catholic Theological Union offers two special programs which combine 
scripture study and travel in the biblical lands. 

Each Fail there is a quarter-length program involving lectures on 
Scripture and guided exploration of biblical sites in Greece, Turkey, Israel 

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and Egypt. A re-entry seminar/retreat is conducted at Catholic Theological 
Union at the conclusion of the program to help participants relate their 
overseas experience to theology, spirituality and ministry. Students may earn 
up to twelve quarter hours of credit applicable to M.Div, M.A. and M.T.S. 
requirements. The overseas course work concentrates on the History and 
Archaeology of Israel and on a variety of Old and New Testament traditions. 
The 1990 Fall study will be conducted by Barbara Reid, O.P., Carroll 
Stuhlmueller, C.P., and Joann Gehling, F.S.P.A. In 1991, Barbara Bowe, 
R. S.C.J. , Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M., and Joann Gehling, F.S.P.A., will conduct 
the Fall quarter study. 

Every other Spring Catholic Theological Union offers a three week 
intensive in Israel, during the latter part of the quarter. The next program 
will be in the Spring of 1991. For the first nine weeks of the quarter students 
may take at Catholic Theological Union two full quarter courses designed to 
be completed during that time frame; a third course (B475 History and 
Archaeology of Israel) will be offered as a weekend intensive (see course 
description). This course will serve as direct preparation for the overseas 
experience. During the three weeks in Israel students will have guided tours 
of major biblical sites. Participants in the intensive can earn three quarter 
credits; the entire Spring program (the two courses plus the two intensives) 
gives twelve quarter credits applicable toward degree requirements. The 
Spring 1991 Israel Study will be conducted by Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J. 

On both the Fall and Spring programs students are accompanied by 
biblical faculty from Catholic Theological Union; expert resource people 
overseas also participate. 

The Director of the Israel Study Program is Joann Gehling, F.S.P.A. 
Further details can be obtained from her office. 

African Studies 

The African Studies opportunity was developed especially for students in 
M.Div., M.A. or M.T.S. degree programs who have a special interest in 
missionary work in Africa. Since the cross-civilization skills taught in the 
nine-week summer schedule are transferable to other cultures and religions, 
those interested in doing missionary work elsewhere as well as those 
interested in a structured immersion into African life and reality may avail 
themselves of this opportunity. 

Direct contact with African cultures and religions in Nairobi, Kenya, 
systematically immerses students into cross-civilization theology. This 
immersion process is facilitated by classroom learning, group discussions, 
field research, trained informants and living in an African context. Up to 12 
graduate credits may be earned in the June to August sessions. 

Those interested in further information should contact the Director of 
African Studies, Michael Kirwen, M.M. 


Courses of Study 

Courses offered during the academic year 1990-1991 are listed below. Five 
departments make up the school of theology of the Catholic Theological 
Union: the Department of Biblical Literature and Languages (BLL), the 
Department of Historical and Doctrinal Studies (HDS), the Department of 
Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry (SPM), the Department of Cross-Cultural 
Ministries (CCM), and the Department of Word and Worship (WW). The 
courses are divided into three series: "300" series (foundational courses), 
"400" series (advanced courses representing generally the core courses for 
the various programs), and "500" series (seminars developing special 
questions in biblical exegesis, traditional and contemporary theology, or in 
ministry and world mission). 

All courses are three quarter-hour courses; that is, classes are scheduled 
150 minutes per week for ten weeks. The eleventh week is evaluation week. 

Courses are designed according to the following key: 

B = Biblical Studies 

H = Historical Studies 

T = Theological Studies 

E = Ethical Studies 

M = Ministerial Studies 

W = World Mission Studies 

I = Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies 
All courses and staff assignments are subject to change without notice. 

Department of Biblical Literature and Languages (BLL) 

Staff: Dianne Bergant, Barbara Bowe, Joann Gehling, Leslie Hoppe 
(Chairperson), Carolyn Osiek, Hayim G. Perelmuter, Barbara Reid, Carroll 


B 300: Old Testament Introduction 

A study of the traditions and literature of ancient Israel against their historical and cultural 
background. Attention will also be given to some of the literary and theological issues involved in 
biblical interpretation. 

Bergant Fall 

Bowe Winter 

B305: New Testament Introduction 

The writings of the New Testament in their historical, cultural, religious and social context. 
Introduction to the methodological tools employed in New Testament research and to the diverse 
theologies that comprise the New Testament witness to Jesus of Nazareth. Especially designed for 
those beginning a program of theological study or for those seeking a foundational knowledge of the 
New Testament for personal or professional enrichment. 

Bowe Fall 

Reid Winter 


B325: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I 

This is the first part of a two-quarter course which studies the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical 

Hebrew in order to prepare students to work, with the Hebrew text. 

Hoppe Winter 

B 326: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II 

This is the second part of a two-quarter course which studies the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical 

Hebrew in order to prepare students to work with the Hebrew text. 

Hoppe Spring 

B400: Pentateuch 

A study of the literary origins and development of the traditions and themes of the Pentateuch in 

light of their importance for ancient Israel's theology. Attention will be given to questions of 


Bergant Fall 

B 4041: Exodus-Jerusalem Traditions 

Preparation for journeying south into the Negev and Sinai deserts, to Mount Sinai, as well as for 

touring Jerusalem and its environs. For Sinai we investigate the exodus traditions in the Bible, the 

topography of the area and possible routes of the ancient Israelites. We orientate ourselves to 

Jerusalem, the Davidic dynasty and temple, especially through the psalms. 

Stuhlmueller Israel Fall 

B 405: Deuteronomistic History 

A study of the story of ancient Israel's life in its land as told in the Books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel 
and Kings. Emphasis on the theological perspectives of the literature, archaeological background and 
the development of interpretive skills. 
Hoppe Winter 

B410: Early Prophecy 

A study of selected texts from pre-exilic prophets. Emphasis on the prophet's call and the relationship 

of prophecy to Israel's religious traditions and social institutions. 

Hoppe Fall 

B 415: Later Prophecy 

A study of selected texts from exilic and postexilic prophets. Emphasis on the changing nature of the 

prophet's vocation, the reinterpretation of earlier traditions and the origins of messianism and 


Hoppe Winter 

B420: Psalms 

Select psalms are studied from each literary or liturgical category for their language, form and 
theology. Their presence in the traditions of Israel and the New Testament is explored. Helpful for 
students of liturgy and spirituality or for a review of Israel's religion. 
Stuhlmueller Spring 

B425: Wisdom Literature 

A study of the wisdom theology with its emphasis on human behavior. Primary focus will be on the 

themes of creation, suffering, birth and death, retribution and immortality as found within the wisdom 


Bergant Winter 

B 429: The Old Testament for Preaching 

A study of Old Testament lessons from the lectionary. Emphasis on the interpretive process in moving 

from text to sermon. May substitute for any Old Testament required course except B 300. 

Hoppe Fall 

B 430: The Gospel According to Matthew 

A study of the context, structure and major motifs of the Gospel of Matthew. Particular attention will 

be given to the evangelist's role as an interpreter of tradition and history for a community in 


Bowe Winter 

B 432: The Gospel According to Mark 

A study of the Gospel of Mark with attention to its structure, major themes and key theological 

motifs, especially the link between the Passion of Jesus and Christian discipleship. 

Osiek Fall 


B 440: The Gospel According to John 

A study of the Gospel of John with attention to its distinctive style and theology, its overall structure 
and content. Key selections will be used to highlight such major Johannine motifs as religious 
symbolism, sacraments, community and spirituality. 

Reid Winter 

Bowe Spring 

B446I: Luke-Acts 

The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, Luke's two-volume work on the Christian journey 

and mission, will provide the framework for study of NT themes and sites. 

Reid Israel Fall 

B 452: Pauline Theology and Writings 

A study of the life and thought of Paul in his cultural and theological setting. Pauline motifs such as 
law and freedom, charism and Spirit, death and resurrection, Church and apostleship will be 
examined in selected letters, with a view to their message for the contemporary Church. 
Osiek Winter 

Reid Spring 

B475: History and Archaeology of Israel 

This course will be direct preparation for the three-week on-site visit to Israel (See B 502). 
Participants will be familiarized with the stages of the religious, cultural and political history of Israel; 
the geographical context of Israel and the Bible; the history and methodology of biblical archaeology. 
Offered as a F-S Intensive. 
Osiek 4/12-13,5/3-4,5/24-25 Spring 

B 4761: History and Archaeology of the Old Testament 

An inquiry into some of the non-literary sources for reconstructing ancient Israel's history. The study 
of the principles of archaeology is complemented with visits to archaeological sites in Israel. 
Stuhlmueller Israel Fall 

B 4771: History and Archaeology of the New Testament 

A study on site and in the classroom of the religious, cultural, geographic, historical, and political 
background of the NT world. Students will be introduced to methods of biblical archaeology for 
interpreting material remains of early Christianity. 
Reid Israel Fall 

B 480: Biblical Spirituality: Old Testament 

The religion of Israel is investigated not only in its original setting, but also according to its impact 
upon Christian life and ministry. Israelite traditions and forms of worship, preaching and prayer will 
be seen for their continuity and authority today. 
Stuhlmueller Winter 

B 486: Feminist Interpretation of the Old Testament 

This course will consist of investigation of current feminist approaches to biblical interpretation; 
examination of biblical material in order to see how feminine imagery functions therein; development 
of methods of interpretation that incorporate feminist values. 
Bergant Spring 

B 492: Sickness, Disability and Healing in Biblical Perspective 

We listen to God's voice in the Bible addressing health and sickness, disability and healing, shame 
and guilt, compassion and energetic response to life. We also listen to the voice of sick and disabled 
people today who minister to others through their human condition. This course is particularly 
helpful to persons in health care, disabled people, families with sick or aged members. 
Stuhlmueller Intensive: River Forest Spring 


B 502: Traveling Seminar to Israel 

A three-week overseas intensive in Israel (May 30 to June 18), with guided exploration of biblical and 

historical sites. Three quarter credits. B 475 is recommended as immediate preparation for the 


Osiek Spring 

B 506: Messianic Expectations 

A seminar on messianism as it developed in ancient Israel and early Judaism in light of the Christian 

confession of Jesus as the Messiah. May substitute for B 417. 

Hoppe Spring 


B 520: Liturgy of the Synagogue I 

An overview of the worship forms in the contemporary American synagogue with special reference to 
the common thread and variations in the Jewish denominations: Orthodox, Conservative, and 
Reform. This course is sponsored by the Jewish Chautauqua Society. 
Perelmuter Fall 

B521: Liturgy of the Synagogue II 

The liturgy of the High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur. 

Perelmuter Winter 

B 525: Texts and Texture of Jesus' Jewish Background 

Designed to deepen the student's understanding of the relationship of Christianity to Rabbinic 
Judaism and to develop a capacity to interpret Jewish sources, this course will serve as an opportunity 
to examine the nature of Rabbinic Judaism through an exploration of pertinent Jewish sources. 
Perelmuter Fall 

B 529: Jewish Mysticism and Messianism 

A close examination of the mystical substratum of Jewish historical and religious experience through 
an in-depth study of the messianic movements in Judaism from the talmudic period up to and 
including the Sabbatai Sevi, tracing the stream of mystical thought and experience through the 
examination of pertinent historic texts and source material. 
Perelmuter Winter 

B 533: Seminar on the Parables 

This seminar will study the gospel parables as stories that amaze and challenge, inviting the hearer to 
participate in Jesus' understanding of life in relation to God. Topics include the nature of parable, 
various methods of interpreting NT parables, teaching and preaching parabolically. 
Reid Spring 

B 555: The Church in the New Testament 

This seminar will investigate different perceptions and images of church in the New Testament. It will 
focus on the various social-historical situations of the early communities and examine how these 
communities responded differently to questions of organization, ministry, theology, and praxis in order 
to ascertain their respective self-understandings as "church." 
Bowe Fall 

B 571: Early Christian Letters 

A seminar on the letter genre in early Christianity as a means for maintaining unity, establishing 
ecclesiastical policy, conveying theological positions, and settling internal disputes. Foci: Pastorals and 
General epistles, Johannine letters, Letters to Seven Churches of Apocalypse, 1 Clement, Letters of 
Ignatius of Antioch, and other 1st and 2nd Century representative letters. 
Bowe Spring 

B 576: Early Church and Feminist Hermeneutics 

A historical and critical analysis of the roles of women in the New Testament and early church, with 
conscious attention to feminist interpretive models. Special focus on the Pauline passages about 
women and the impact of texts on contemporary attitudes regarding women in ministry. 
Osiek Winter 

B 594: Israel Re-entry Seminar/Retreat 

A ten-day conclusion to the Fall Israel Program designed to help participants relate their overseas 
experience to their ongoing life and ministry. Restricted to participants in the Fall Israel Program. 
Stuhlmueller/Gehling Fall 

B 595, B 596: Integrating Seminar: Biblical Spirituality Program 

Meeting once a week for 2-1/2 hours over two quarters, to integrate: one's experience in Israel and 
courses at CTU; ministerial background and personal ideals; and contemporary questions for a holistic 
biblical spirituality. Restricted to participants in the program. 

Stuhlmueller/Gehling B 595 Winter 

B 596 Spring 

B597: Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 


Department of Historical and Doctrinal Studies (HDS) 

Staff: Stephen Bevans, Archimedes Fornasari, Zachary Hayes, John Linnan, 
Thomas McGonigle, Thomas Nairn, John Pawlikowski, Jamie Phelps 
(Chairperson), Robert Schreiter, Paul Wadell 

Visiting Professor: Dionisio Miranda 

Adjunct Faculty: Walter Brennan, Andriy Chirovsky, Theodore Ross 


H 300: History of Early Christianity 

A study of the development of the Christian movement to the Council of Chalcedon in 451 C.E. 
Major themes will include Christian self-identification vis-a-vis the non-Christian world, developing 
institutional church structures and practice, theological and doctrinal disputes — all viewed within 
the context of the social world of the early Christians. 
Osiek Fall 

H 307: The Middle Ages and die Reformation 

A study of the period from the Council of Chalcedon (451) to the Council of Trent (1545-1563). 
Major considerations: the development of the medieval church, relations between East and West, the 
history of theology from 451-1545, the breakdown of the medieval synthesis and the significance of 
the major reformers. 
McGonigle Winter 

H313: From Trent to Vatican II 

A study of key issues in Catholicism of the last four centuries: the mentality following the 

Reformation; Jansenism; an introduction to Newman and the Oxford Movement; the cultural forces 

that influenced Vatican I; Modernism and its reaction; pertinent problems of the 20th century. Limit: 


Ross Winter 

H 325: Models of Missionary Activity in Church's History 

A survey is given of the variety of forms that missionary activity has taken from the Apologists in the 
Roman Empire to the classical image of the 19th century missionary. An examination is made both of 
the factors that determined the model and of its effectiveness. 
Schroeder Spring 

H 413: Imperial Church: "New Rome" (330) to Hegira (622) 

A study of the major theologians, theological movements and the churches which shaped them in the 

East and West from the Council of Nicaea to the rise of Islam, within the context of the assimilation 

of Christian churches into the imperial system. 

Linnan Winter 

H 416: The American Catholic Experience: 1918 to Present 

The main problems and solutions of the American Catholic community: immigration, acculturation, 
education, social questions, anti -Catholicism, Church and State, adaptability to nationalism, theology 
and discipline before and after Vatican II. Limit: 15 
Ross Fall 

H 418: Hispanics and the Experience of Church 

An historical approach to how some Hispanic communities in the United States have experienced 
the Catholic Church and formed their consciousness as a people in that Church. Some topics to be 
treated include liturgy, community-building, devotions, movements, Encuencros Nacionales. 
Barron Fall 

H 457: Creating Modern Catholic Theology: 1 713-1907 

An exploration of decadence and development in Roman Catholic theology during the disintegration 
of the ancien regime and during subsequent efforts to construct a European system capable of world 
hegemony. Confronting political, social, and scientific revolutions, Catholic theology lays the 
foundations for the "new theology" that emerged at Vatican II. 
Linnan Fall 


H 490: Women Mystics in the 12th and 13th Centuries 

A study of the significant change introduced in the life and spirituality of the Church by the women 
mystics' movement beginning with Hildegard of Bingen and Elizabeth of Schoenau, the Beguines, 
Mechtild of Magdeburg and the nuns of Helfta. 
Lozano Fall 

H 492: Mendicant Spirituality 

The rise of Mendicant Orders in the Church in light of the movements of poverty and orientation 
toward apostolate. The new image of the Church they propose. Tensions and stabilization in 
conventual life. Their influence on Christian spirituality. Brief overview of the early history of the 
different Mendicant Orders. 
Lozano Winter 

H 495: Exploring the American Catholic Spirituality 

A descriptive study of the main features of American Catholics' experience of God, the world and 
themselves from John Carroll and Catherine Seton to Dorothy Day, the Berrigan brothers, and 
present feminist movement. 
Lozano Spring 

H597: Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 


T 302: Experience of Religion 

From the perspective of minister as searcher or inquirer, recipient and novice, rather than expert and 
teacher, students participate in and analyze religious practice outside their own denomination. 
Kirwen (A) Fall 

(See description under W 427) 
Zannini (B) Fall 

(See description under W 455) 

T 325: Introduction to Theology 

A consideration of the nature, sources, and methods of theology worked out from a study of several 
case-histories. Special emphasis on the historical revelation in Christianity and the developing 
awareness of the faith-community in relation to shifting horizons. 

Hayes (A) Fall 

Linnan (B) Fall 

Bevans Winter 

T 430: The Problem of God in Contemporary Society 

An analysis of why God has become problematic for contemporary society is followed by a critical 

review of representative Christian attempts to respond to this problem. The course seeks to help the 

student evaluate his or her own experience and respond intelligently to the modern person's problem 

of God. 

Phelps Fall 

Bevans Spring 

T 436: Origins and Ends of Mythic Consciousness 

A study of the notion of myth, mythic consciousness and the way myths are used in the Bible and in 
various cultures to express the origin of the world and humankind, the origin of evil, and the 
individual and collective end. 

Bevans Fall 

Schreiter Spring 

T440: Christology 

A study of the foundational questions of Christology in the light of the critical, historical study of the 

Scripture and the theological tradition. 

Hayes Fall 

T 441: Christology and Cultures 

A study of how the confession of Jesus Christ interacts with cultural processes. Special attention is 
given to the New Testament and Patristic periods, and also to contemporary movements in the world 
Church today. 
Schreiter Winter 


T 442: Christology for Mission and Pastoral Ministry 

A critical study of Jesus the Christ, as revealed through Scripture, traditions, and theological 
reflection in an effort to help the students to come to an understanding of the meaning of Jesus Christ 
for their personal life, contemporary society and as ground for mission or pastoral practice. 
Phelps Winter 

T 443: Guadalupe: Expression of Hispanic Spirituality 

Guadalupe is a profound expression of Hispanic spirituality. This course will offer an opportunity to 

study the history, significance and tradition of this devotion as well as its pastoral application and 


Pineda Winter 

T 445: Theology of the Church 

A study of the origins of the Church and its relation to the Reign of God; the Church's images and 
dimensions in Scripture and Tradition; the theology of the church as a community of ministries. 
Linnan Winter 

T 446: Missionary Dynamics of the Church 

After a review of the theological foundations of mission, this course will explore the missionary nature 
of the Church and the constitutive elements of that missionary enterprise; e.g., evangelization, social 
justice, prophetic witness, spirituality. 
Phelps Spring 

T 451: Imperial Church: "New Rome" (330) to Hegira (622) 

(See description under H 413) 
Linnan Winter 

T457: Creating Modern Catholic Theology: 1713-1907 

(See description under H 457) 
Linnan Fall 

T505: Constructing Local Theologies 

A seminar exploring various factors influencing the development of theology in different cultural 


Schreiter Fall 

T 537: The Sacred Memory of Mary 

An analysis of the meaning of sacred group memory and its application to the expression, 
preservation, development and presentation of the role of Mary in the Church's proclamation of the 
story of Jesus in theology, liturgy and popular religion. 
Brennan Winter 

T 572: Power, Authority and Ministry 

This seminar will study the nature and exercise of power and authority as it applies to ministry in the 

Christian community. 

Bevans Winter 

T575: Black Spirituality 

Spirituality as the manner in which one encounters the Divine is conditioned by factors of history, 
race, gender, cultural and ecclesial customs. This seminar will engage students in a critical 
examination of the African roots, development and characteristics of the spirituality of African- 
Americans forged in the redemptive suffering of slavery and Black life in the United states. 
Phelps Spring 

T576: Black Theology 

This seminar will explore the meaning, methods, content and development of Black Theology in the 
African-American context and its dialogue with other liberation theologies of the third world. 
Students will critically reflect on God's revelation in Jesus Christ as it is interpreted from the 
perspective of the African-American socio-political situation in life. 
Phelps Winter 

T 597: Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 



E 370j Introduction to Christian Ethics 

This course is an introductory study of the basic themes and concerns of Christian ethics. Particular 

attention will be paid to the Roman Catholic moral tradition, including such topics as the virtues, the 

natural law tradition, moral decision making, narrative, and other themes important to contemporary 

Christian ethics. 

Nairn Fall 

Wadell Winter 

E 375: Introduction to Social Ethics 

An exploration of the basic texts that illuminate how the Christian community has understood and 

shaped its response to the social concerns of its time. Although emphasis is given to foundational 

texts of the Roman Catholic tradition, authors representative of Protestant traditions will also be 


Fornasari Fall 

Nairn Spring 

E 405: Moral Theology and Inculturation 

This course reviews fundamental issues of general moral theology from the concerns of indigenization, 

inculturation and contextualization, with the Philippines as a concrete point of departure. A variety 

of methods — anthropological, linguistic, historical, sociological and psychological — are brought to 

bear on the major issues. 

Miranda Spring 

E 410: Peace in Global City Challenges Ecumenical Church 

How does the Church understand and actuate its mediatory role between God's offer of peace in 

Christ and the search for peace on the part of the human community? The question will be 

approached both historically and systematically. Prerequisites: introductory courses in Theology of 

Church and Social Ethics. 

Fornasari Fall 

E 442: Death and Dying — The Moral Issues 

The ability to keep people alive through new medical technologies has become a two-edged sword. It 
forces us to make difficult, almost impossible, decisions. This course will investigate the moral issues 
confronting the dying patient and his or her family, in an effort to shed some light on these questions. 
Nairn Intensive: River Forest Fall 


E 450: To Care for the Earth: Ethics and the Environment 

An examination of the ecological crisis' challenges to traditional approaches to Christian ethics and 
to our understanding of humanity and its place in the world. Extent of the crisis and possible 
responses will be considered. Special attention will be given to the writings of Thomas Berry and 
Brian Swimme. 
Wadell Spring 

E 460: Friendship & Fidelity: New Approaches to Moral Life 

This course will examine how friendship with God and others is integral to the Christian moral life. 
Friendship will be proposed as a model for Christian ethics that is more attuned to our moral 
experience. Special attention will be given to fidelity as a crucial virtue in a relational understanding 
of ethics. 
Wadell Fall 

E 470: Formation of Conscience 

A study of the various levels of conscience in relation to decision-making. The class will discuss basic 
theories of moral development. Students will be expected to examine their own development of 
conscience and the decision-making process and their implications for ministry. 
Nairn Spring 

E 481: Sexual Ethics for the Christian 

A study of sexuality and sexual behavior, especially in unmarried Christians. It will investigate the 
moral tradition, the elements which form a contemporary Christian vision of sexuality, and how these 
relate to sexual conduct. 
Nairn Winter 


E 486: Marriage as a Sacrament 

This course will examine the history and development of the theology of marriage in the Roman 
Catholic tradition. Special attention will be given to the sacramental character of marriage, 
dimensions of married life itself, and the importance of the virtue of fidelity. 
Wadell Winter 

E 488: Marxist Humanism, Christian Faith & Human Future 

This course studies the problems of acculturation of the Christian faith within a Marxist humanist 
matrix and political context. Key concepts and fundamental socio-political structures of Marxism will 
be investigated and dialectically confronted with analogous counterparts of Christian faith and praxis. 
Fornasari Winter 

E515: Bioethics and Non-Western Cultures 

How should bioethics, based in the West on modern culture and high-tech medicine, be shaped 
according to a third-world perspective, based on traditional culture and folk medicine? Inculturation 
demands an analysis of traditional concepts of health and theories of illness-causation; 
contextual zation requires a review of health care priorities and strategies. 
Miranda Spring 

E 536: Ambiguity in Moral Decision Making 

A critical assessment of how the Roman Catholic moral tradition has dealt with ambiguous cases. 
Among the areas which will be covered are the principle of double effect, the direct-indirect 
distinction, the methodology of basic goods, proportionalism, and casuistry. 
Nairn Winter 

E 541: World Poverty, Development and Life's Liberation 

A theological investigation and assessment of the division of the world into rich and poor countries. 
Poverty, development and liberation as socio-political phenomena will be studied in the light of 
Scripture and Catholic social teaching. Their embodiment of today's kcdros for Christian communities 
will provide the focus. 
Fornasari Winter 

E 55 1: Spirituality/Liturgy and the Quest for Justice 

An examination of various models for linking spirituality/liturgy and the church's social justice 
mission. Included are contemporary reinterpretations of the Ignatian exercises, Thomas Merton, 
feminist perspectives, liberationist spirituality, and creation-centered spirituality. 
Pawlikowski Winter 

E 562: Ethics and Public Culture 

Consideration of the effects of technology and capitalism on public morality. The focus will be 
primarily on Western society, but some materials from other cultures will be introduced. Attention 
will also be given to contemporary church-state issues and to recent Catholic efforts to develop a 
"public church" ecclesiology. 
Pawlikowski Spring 

E 574: The Moral Life in Literature 

This course will examine dimensions, themes and issues in the moral life through works of literature, 
both classic and modern. Among authors to be studied are Mary Gordon, Mark Twain, Walker Percy 
and Etty Hillesum. 
Wadell Spring 

E 590: Preserving Sustainable Life: The Ethical Challenges 

An examination of the major global issues of our time, including food, energy, environmental 
preservation and homelessness. Ethical frameworks for responding to these issues will be developed 
out of both ecclesiastical and secular materials. 
Pawlikowski Fall 

E 597: Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 


Department of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry (SPM) 

Staff: Herbert Anderson, John Lozano, Marie McCarthy (Chairperson), 
John Paul Szura 

Adjunct Faculty: Robert Moosbrugger 


M 380-385-390: Ministry Practicum I 

A year-long group theological reflection upon supervised ministry to individuals at an approved site. 
Workshops in communication skills, chemical dependency and cross-cultural awareness are required. 
This required M.Div. core course is recommended for first-year M.Div. students. (Psychology 
prerequisite must be completed prior to taking this course.) It is also open to Track II M.T.S. students 
as part of their integrative studies. Approval of M.Div. or M.T.S. Director required. 
Staff Fall, Winter, Spring 

M 405: Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 

This course aids students to develop and assess: 1 ) knowledge of Pastoral Counseling principles and 
dynamics; 2) skills in the face-to-face encounter; 3) ability to critique and learn from their counseling 
ministry. Considerable time is spent outside the class in practice and review sessions with peers and 
instructors. Limited enrollment. 

McCarthy Fall 

McCarthy Winter 

Anderson Spring 

M 408: Ministry with the Dying and Grieving 

An examination of 1) finitude as a human problem, 2) attachment as a human necessity, and 3) grief 
as the inevitable response to a variety of loss experiences throughout life, in order to enhance our 
ministering with the dying and the grieving. 

Anderson: Intensive: River Forest Winter 

1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9 

M409: Ministry on the Margins 

This course uses readings and field experiences to explore selected areas in ministry. Possible 
opportunities include justice and peace, alcoholism, street ministries, ministry with persons involved 
in prostitution. By arrangement with Coordinator for Justice and Peace. 
Szura Fall, Winter, Spring 

M 410: Spiritual Direction 

A survey of the history of the development of the notion of spiritual direction from its apostolic 

origins to the present. Treatment of the contemporary reality of spiritual direction will focus on the 

qualities of the director, the aims of the experience, and different types and forms of the spiritual 

dialogue. Students will engage in role-playing various colloquies and share in evaluating the 


Moosbrugger Spring 

M 412: The Experience of God and the Ways of Prayer 

To help students understand their own prayer, improve in it and help others, this course will follow an 
initial study on prayer in New Testament with an exposition of the different forms of Christian prayer 
(liturgical, private, mental prayer, devotions), considering their development in history and in 
different cultural situations. 
Lozano Spring 

M 417: Theology of Religious Life 

Starting from the common Gospel calling to discipleship, this course will examine Christian 
vocations in their specific relationship to the Church and the world; the charisms proper to religious 
life; celibacy, solitude-community, the history and meaning of commitments. (Can vows be 
evangelical? Are perpetual commitments possible?) 
Lozano Winter 


M 419: The Experience of God in Human Oppression 

A study of the spirituality of liberation (Latin-American, Asian, Black, Feminist) which explores 
biblical models and their applications for the present. Themes include appeal to radical conversion, 
discipleship and commitment, poverty and the poor, the liberating experience of prayer, ministry of 
solidarity, love and anger, the experience of the Spirit. 
Lozano Fall 

M 427: Counseling Ministry in the Parish Context 

This course is designed to enhance the ministry of counseling in a parish setting by a consideration of 
the principles of time-limited pastoral counseling with people experiencing ordinary spiritual and 
relational problems. Attention will also be given to the task of the oversight of ministries in a parish 
context. Prereq: M 405 or equivalent. Offered as a F-S Intensive. 
Anderson 10/19-20,11/9-10,11/30-12/1 Fall 

M 428: Psychology for Pastoral Practice 

This course will examine the processes and the dynamics of human development and human 
relationship in the work of Erik Erikson, Robert Kegan, and Heinz Kohut that are relevant to effective 
engagement in all the dimensions of ministerial practice. 
McCarthy Fall 

M 429: Psychology of Oppression - Spirituality for Justice 

Using insights of psychology and spiritual theology, this course will explore selected themes of 

oppression, injustice, liberation, and peace. 

Szura Spring 

M 438: Hispanic Faith and Culture 

Religion and culture, faith and life are inseparables for Hispanics. How are these values expressed 

within the Hispanic community? What are the pastoral implications for the minister? This course will 

offer an opportunity to discover how the values inherent in Hispanic religion and culture affect 


Pineda Spring 

M 441: Pastoral Care of Families 

This course will utilize the family life cycle as a framework for exploring the family systems perspective 
and its contribution to pastoral care in a parish. Students will examine their own families of origin as 
a resource for learning to think systems. (May be used for competency.) 
Anderson Spring 

M 444: Transition & Pilgrimage: Dynamics of Transformation 

This course will draw on psychological, anthropological, and theological sources to explore and 

understand the processes of change, conversion, and transformation in our life journeys. 

McCarthy Winter 

M 448: Spirituality in Karl Rahner 

This course will investigate particular themes of spiritual theology in the life and thought of Karl 


Szura Winter 

M 480-481-482: Ministry Practicum II: Religious Education 

Lucinio Fall, Winter, Spring 

M 483-484-485: Ministry Practicum lit Spirituality 

Moosbrugger Fall, Winter, Spring 

M 486-487-488: Ministry Practicum III Worship 

Ostdiek Fall, Winter, Spring 

M 489-490-491: Ministry Practicum II: Community Building 

Szura Fall, Winter, Spring 

M 492-493-494: Ministry Practicum II: Social Justice 

Szura Fall, Winter, Spring 

Each of the MP II courses includes the writing of a case history guided by a CTU Consultant focusing 
on a year-long supervised ministry to groups at an approved site. Concomitant course or experience is 
required. A required core course, MP II is recommended for M.Div. students after second year. 
Prerequisite in sociology must be completed prior to taking this course. Approval of Consultant and 
M.Div. Director required. 


M 495: Clinical Pastoral Education (Six credits) 

By arrangement with the M.Div. Director. 

M 496: Approved Summer Ministries 

Students have opportunity to minister during the summer at established sites, e.g., in political process 
ministry, in working with the marginalized and abused. Course elements include appropriate 
preparation, placement at an approved site, and integrative debriefing. By arrangement with 
Coordinator for Justice and Peace. 
Szura/Staff Summer 

M 497: Pastoral Internship (Six credits) 

A full-time supervised ministry experience at an approved site for two consecutive quarters. This 
experience, normally at the end of the M.Div. program, introduces the student to important aspects of 
full-time generalist ministry. By arrangement with the M.Div. Director. 
Moosbrugger/Staff Annually 

M597: Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 

Department of CrosS'Cultural Ministries (CCM) 

Staff: Claude-Marie Barbour (Chairperson), Anthony Gittins, John Kaserow 
(on leave), Michael Kirwen, Ana Maria Pineda 

Visiting Professor: Francesco Zannini 

Adjunct Faculty: Clemente Barron, Eleanor Doidge, Roger Schroeder 


W 409: Mission on the Margins: Homelessness in the City 

Involves students in 'hands-on' ministry — overnight — with homeless people. The objective is 

ministry with as well as learning about. Reading, reflection and an integrating paper required. Times 

flexible (10 weeks' equivalent, but adaptable over a 4-6 month period from beginning November). 

Commitment to ministry essential but no previous experience required. Permission of instructor 


Gittins Fall, Winter 

W 427: African Religions and Western Christianity 

For African missionaries and students, and those interested in traditional religions: a course designed 

to develop a crosS'Ctdtural theological method by explaining Christian theologies in terms of African 

religious symbols and concepts, by describing how Christian theologies interact with African 

traditional theologies, and by articulating African Christian theologies. May fulfill requirement of T 


Kirwen Fall 

W 430: Language Learning for Mission 

Writing unfamiliar-sounding words and differentiating among tones are two problems facing those 
beginning work on unknown languages. Many people become frustrated, feeling they will never 
master local vernaculars. This course offers a very practical approach to phonetics and ear-training, 
seeking to convince students that no language is inaccessible. 
Gittins Fall 

W 432: Missionaries, Acculturation, and Theology 

This course is designed to introduce the student into the basic skills, methodologies and insights 

needed to develop a bi -cultural anthropological/theological perspective. 

Kirwen Fall 


W 45 1: Topics and Trends in Mission Theology 

By looking at some 'signs of the times, 1 we will try to underline some relatively new approaches and 
issues in mission. We consider the role of missionaries and future of mission, and choose from Basic 
Christian Communities, Independent Churches, New Ministries, Religious Dialogue, Popular 
Religion, recent documents, and other items. 
Gittins Fall 

W 455: The Challenge of Islam 

Aimed to sensitize students to the challenge of Islam, the course studies pre-Islamic Arab society and 
Muhammad's early preaching, emphasizing the importance Islam placed on Meccan society and 
religiosity. The institutionalization of Islam is studied as are the faith and moral life of Muslims. May 
fulfill requirement of T 302. 
Zannini Fall 

W 471: Popular Religion in Latin America 

An intensive conducted by a theologian working in Peru. It will deal with popular religion, 

inculturation and aspects of liberation theology. 

TBA Intensive: Dates TBA Winter 

W 519: Toward a Spirituality for Missionaries 

Limited enrollment permits participants to work together, considering specific realities in the lives of 
missionaries, with a view to holistic spirituality and growth. We look at the call to personal 
conversion in an uncertain world, marginalization, poverty, embodiment, violence, and burnout; and 
we seek an appropriate and practicable spirituality. 
Gittins Spring 

W 545: Gifts and Strangers: the Missionary Presence 

Christian missionaries bearing messages must know the subtle relationship between themselves and 
their hosts and how information and gifts are exchanged in their new environment. Missionaries are 
"strangers 8 ; but being a stranger is not easy. This seminar considers the influence of culture, language 
and belief, and the impact of missionaries. 
Gittins Winter 

W 555: Muslim-Christian Relations 

A course providing select material on the developing relationship between the two communities, from 
the beginning up to the present. The kernel of the research will be the reading of relevant documents, 
after a brief introduction to their historical background. 
Zannini Fall 

W 592: Lakota Belief, Ritual and Spirituality 

An exploration of some aspects of the belief, ritual and spirituality of the traditional religion of the 
Lakota Indians on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations (optional traveling seminar). Special 
attention will be given to the effects of western society and missionary approaches on the Lakota 
people, their culture and way of life. Jointly -sponsored by MTS and CTU; held at MTS. 
Barbour Winter 

W 593: Lakota-Christian Dialogue (Field Trip to South Dakota) 

Specially designed for those preparing for Native American ministries and/or interested in Lakota- 
Christian dialogue. This course consists of a week-long field intensive on the Rosebud Reservation, 
SD, led by traditional and Christian Lakota Sioux and Christian missionaries. Offered in conjunction 
with W 592. Travel costs to be arranged. Jointly -sponsored by MTS and CTU; held at MTS. 
Barbour/Doidge Winter 

W 595: Mission Integration Seminar 

Designed for furloughed/returned missionaries and students wishing to debrief an Overseas Training 
Program or cross-cultural experience. Through guided sharing and mutual support, this seminar 
(available for 1, 2, or 3 quarters) helps participants process their mission experience and their re-entry 
into the home culture. (Individualized program available.) Jointly-sponsored by CTU and MTS in 
Fall and Winter; held at CTU. 

Barbour/Staff Fall, Winter 

Staff Spring 

W597: Independent Study 

Content and structure by arrangement with individual professor. 


Department of Word and Worship (WW) 

Staff: Kathleen Cannon, Edward Foley (Chairperson), Mark Francis, John 
Huels, Kathleen Hughes, Jeanette Lucinio, Gilbert Ostdiek 

Adjunct Faculty: Aelred Rosser 


T 350: Introduction to Liturgy 

This introductory course examines basic issues and elements of Christian liturgy; e.g., symbolism, 
music and cultural adaptation of the liturgy. Special attention is given to the liturgical documents of 
the Roman Catholic Church. Students are to participate in lab sessions on dates announced at the 
beginning of the quarter. 
Foley Intensive: Aurora Fall 

Tues Eve: 9/25-1 1/20 
Francis Spring 

T 355: Sacraments: Theology and Celebration 

A basic course in sacraments which will explore the human religious experience of the faith 
community and its expression in sacramental celebration. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 
will serve as a basis for the examination of new sacramental models. 
Hughes Fall 

T450: Theology of the Eucharist 

A study of the origins and development of eucharistic liturgy and theology, with a particular emphasis 
on the eucharistic prayer. Theological reflection on the development of eucharist will prepare for the 
discussion of contemporary issues in eucharistic theology and practice. 
Francis Fall 

T 455: Becoming a Catholic Christian: the RCIA 

Historical, theological, and pastoral reflection on the experience and sacraments of Christian 
Initiation, with particular focus on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults as the norm for initiatory 

Francis (A) Winter 

Francis (B) Intensive: Aurora Winter 

1/12, 2/2, 2/23, 3/16 

T 552: Language of Prayer 

This seminar will explore the way in which liturgical language functions in Christian worship. 
Students will examine the structure, style and content of various genres of prayer with particular 
attention to contemporary liturgical texts. Composition of prayers will also be required. 
Hughes Winter 

T 554: Great Books in Liturgy and Preaching 

A seminar on major works which reflect contemporary issues in liturgy and preaching; for example, 
inculturation, feminism, ritual studies. This three-hour seminar will meet twice each quarter 
throughout the year. 
Hughes/Staff Fall, Winter, Spring 

T 561: Liturgy and Spirituality 

This seminar will explore the structures, prayer forms, rhythms, and theology of liturgical celebration 
with a view to uncovering the liturgical foundations and dimensions of a Christian spirituality. 
Ostdiek Winter 

T 5 79: History and Practice of Church Music 

An historical survey will first chart the role and practice of music in Christian worship from its origins 
to the present day, especially noting the shift from sacred to liturgical music in the 20th century. This 
will prepare for a discussion of principles governing musical usage in contemporary worship. 
Foley Fall 

M 421: Church and Structure 

An introductory course in canon law, briefly treating the nature, role and history of canon law; 
Church structures; the Eastern rites; ministries and holy orders; clerical discipline; the teaching office; 
acts of divine worship other than sacraments; sacred places and times; and general norms. 
Huels Winter 


M 422: Legal Aspects of the Sacraments 

A survey and practical application of the canon law regulating baptism, confirmation, eucharist, 
penance, anointing of the sick, and marriage. 

Huels Fall 


M 449: Communication Skills for Public Ministry 

The human communication process in oral interpretation of literature, informative/persuasive public 
address, and the liturgical context. Emphasis is on skills development through readings, discussion, 
and individual presentation of various texts. Evaluation by peers, instructor, and wider audiences. 
Enrollment limit: 14. 

Staff Fall 

Staff Winter 

M 450: The Homily in the Sunday Assembly 

A foundational practicum course for exploring the principles and practice of liturgical preaching. 

Topics include authority of the Word of God, nature of the biblical homily and its place in liturgy, the 

lectionary, development of method and style. Limited enrollment. M 449 or equivalent 


Cannon Fall 

Cannon Winter 

M 45 1 : Preaching in the Non-Eucharistic Setting 

This course is directed toward the broad dimension of preaching in settings other than the eucharist; 
it is a basic exploration of the theology and methodology of preaching in various types of situations. 
Students will explore the demands and possibilities present for the preacher in situations such as 
retreats, services of Word and Communion, wake services. CTU M 449 or equivalent recommended. 
Cannon Spring 

M 455: Advanced Communication Skills 

The human communication process at work in intra personal, dyadic, small group, and larger audience 
contexts. The emphasis is on sensitive appreciation of the complexity of human communication and 
the ability to participate efficaciously. Enrollment limit: 16. 
Staff Spring 

M 464: Sacramental Catechesis 

This course will address the complementarity between liturgy and catechesis. Attention will be given 
to defining the needs of the community being catechized — adults, youth, children — and 
development of programs and teaching methodology to serve those needs. 
Lucinio Winter 

M 474: Lay Leadership of Prayer 

A practicum in the leadership of the community's non-sacramental prayer, including Hours, 
catechumenate rites, wake and graveside services, penance, services, services of Word and 
Communion, and ministry to the sick. Students not anticipating ordination may work toward worship 
competency in this course. 

Hughes (A) Spring 

Hughes (B) Intensive: Aurora Spring 


M 475: Worship Practicum I 

This practicum includes briefings and a series of lab sessions designed to help the candidate for 
ordination to the priesthood to work toward competency in the leadership of the community's 
sacramental rites, including initiation, weddings, wakes and funerals, and with special emphasis on 
the eucharist. 

Hughes Fall 

Foley Winter 

M 476: Worship Practicum II 

This practicum includes briefings and a series of lab sessions designed to help priesthood candidates 
work toward competency in the pastoral care and anointing of the sick and in the ministry of 
reconciliation, with special emphasis on the reconciliation of individual penitents. Open to students 
in their final year. 

Ostdiek Fall 

Francis Spring 


M 520: Liturgical Law 

The seminar treats key liturgical issues which have pastoral and canonical implications with the goal 

of the student's acquiring a facility for interpreting and applying liturgical law in practice. 

Huels Spring 

M 521: Liturgical Music: Principles and Performance 

Participants in this course join the volunteer choir in providing music for the school's public worship. 
In addition, students arrange a tutorial with the instructor in voice, keyboard, theory or some other 
related study. 1 credit per quarter. 
Foley Fall, Winter, Spring 

M 553: The Preaching Tradition 

An historical perspective on preaching from the New Testament to the present. The method will be 
to examine sermons from great preachers through the centuries and to assess the strengths and 
weaknesses of their respective methods. 
Cannon Spring 

M 554: Preaching Cycle B of the Roman Lectionary 

This course will explore the characteristics and major motifs of the B cycle of the Roman lectionary as 
well as the structure of the seasonal cycles and their major themes and images, and will suggest some 
directions for preaching. 
Cannon Fall 

M 555: Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible 

This course will begin with a methodology for interpreting biblical texts in ways consistent with their 
literary form. It will examine various biblical genres and suggest how each one distinctively 
contributes to the homiletical enterprise. 
Cannon Winter 


1 444: Priesthood in the Roman Catholic Tradition 

A study of the origins of the priestly office in the early church, its gradual transformation as the 
church becomes a political power, its reformation in the sixteenth century, its post-Tridentine image, 
its renewal at Vatican II, the outlines of a contemporary spirituality for priestly ministry. Prereq: 8 
quarters in M.Div. program. 
Linnan Spring 

I 451: Eucharist in Cross-Cultural Context 

This course searches for a fit between the Western tradition of eucharist and the symbolism and life- 
experience of other cultures. Using anthropological and liturgical resources, it helps students uncover 
possible universals such as commensality and sacrifice, and sketch issues and principles involved in 
shaping Eucharist for cross-cultural contexts. 
Gittins/Ostdiek Spring 

I 460: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry 

A quarter-long intensive (based on Paulo Freire's methodology) providing theological, spiritual, and 
experiential dimensions, designed to help participants prepare for cross-cultural ministry in the Third 
World or at home. Emphasis is placed on ecumenical/interfaith dialogue and the development of 
attitudes for global mission and spirituality. Can be taken for 3, 6, or 9 credits. Jointly sponsored by 
CTU and MTS; meets at MTS. 
Barbour/Doidge Fall 

I 480: Form and Meaning in Bible and Culture 

A biblical theologian and a theological anthropologist examine recurring themes in culture and in the 
First Testament of the Bible, to see what light each discipline can cast on the other and on the 
missionary/theological enterprise. Topics may include kinship, power, language, politics, and ideas of 
God. Prereq: B 300 or equivalent. 
Bergant/Gittins Winter 

1515: M.T.S. Colloquium 

An adult learning seminar designed to facilitate the integration of ministry experience with the study 

of theology for the M.T.S. degree candidate. 

Lucinio Fall 


I 595: Pastoral Mission Statement Colloquium 

This seminar facilitates, through peer review, the completion of the Pastoral Mission Statement, an 
element of the M.Div. Resume\ This course is for M.Div. students nearing the end of their program. 
Moosbrugger/Staff Spring 

1599: M.T.S. Project 

A project completed toward the end of the M.T.S. degree program which provides a focus for the 
integration of the student's study in the chosen area of pastoral concentration. This three-credit 
enterprise is done with a faculty member who serves as the project director. Consult the M.T.S. 
Director for more information. 
TBA Fall.Winter, Spring 




Rev. Anthony O'Connell, O.S.M., Chairperson 

Pastor, Assumption Parish 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. David Bales, M.C.C.J. 

Director of Formation 

LaGrange Park, Illinois 
Thomas Boodell 

Attorney, Keck, Mahin & Cate 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Patrick Brennan, C.P. 

Director, St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center 

Detroit, Michigan 
Rev. John E. Burger, S.S.C. 

Director of Theologate 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Raymond Diesbourg, M.S.C. 

Director of Communications 

Aurora, Illinois 
Patricia J. Gusdane 

Assistant Vice-President, Chicago Title & Trust 

Chicago, Illinois 
Mr. Richard Hanke 

School Principal 

Arlington Heights, Illinois 
Mr. John C. Hansen 

Director of Spiritan Lay Associate Program 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Mr. James Haugh 

Partner, Peat, Marwick, Main & Company 

Chicago, Illinois 
Mr. Michael Igoe 

Attorney, Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Gregory Kenny, C.M.F. 

Claretian Community 

Oak Park, Illinois 


Rev. G. Jerome Knies, O.S.A. 

President of Tolentine Personal Resource Center 

Olympia Fields, Illinois 
Mr. William J. Lawlor III 

Vice President, Smith Barney, Harris, Upham & Co., Inc. 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Nicholas Lohkamp, O.F.M. 

Director of Formation 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Ivan Marchesin, S.X. 

Director of Formation 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Joseph Nolen, C.Ss.R. 

Director of Formation 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Edward Norton, S.V.D. 

Secretary, Education and Formation 

Techny, Illinois 
Rev. Francis Powers, C.S.V. 

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Loyola University 

Chicago, Illinois 
Rev. Paul Reczek, O.F.M. 

Provincial Vicar/Director of Communications 

Pulaski, Wisconsin 
Ms. Peggy Roach 

Office of Community Affairs, DePaul University 

Chicago, Illinois 
Bro. Bill Schulte, O.EM. 

Director of Development/Public Relations 

St. Louis, Missouri 
Edmund A. Stephan 

President, Willow Financial Group 

Winnetka, Illinois 
Rev. Thomas J. Singer, O.M.I. 

National Coordinator: Oblate Conference of the United States 

Washington, D.C. 




Vice President and Academic Dean 

Vice President for Administration 

and Finance 
Dean of Students and Community 

Director of Institutional 

Public Relations Director 

Director of Library 
Director of Admissions 

Director of the M.Div. Program 
Director of the M.A. Program 
Director of the M.T.S. Program 
Director of Continuing Education 
Director of the World Mission 

Director of Field Education 
Director of the Israel Study 

Coordinator for Justice and 


Donald Senior, C.R 
Thomas McGonigle, O.R 

Maureen Sepkoski 

Ellen McClure, O.S.E 

Cyrin E Maus 

Regina Baiocchi 

Mary Regina Ulmer 

Kenneth O'Malley, C.R 


Ralph Frost 

Robert Moosbrugger, O.M.I. 

Stephen Be vans, S.V.D. 

Jeanette Lucinio, S.P. 

Helen Cahill, O.R 

Robert Schreiter, C.Pp.S. 
Therese Del Genio, S.N.D.deN 

Joann Gehling, F.S.P.A. 

John Paul Szura, O.S.A. 



Herbert Anderson, Professor of Pastoral Care 

B.D., Augustana Seminary; Ph.D., Drew University 

Claude-Marie Barbour, Professor of World Mission and Associate Director of 
World Mission Program 

S.T.M., New York Theological Seminary; S.T.D., Garrett-Evangelical 
Theological Seminary 

Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., Professor of Old Testament Studies 
M.A., Ph.D., St. Louis University 

Stephen Bevans, S.V.D., Assistant Professor of Doctrinal Theobgy and 
Director of M. A. Program 

S.T.B., S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University; M.A., Ph.D., 
University of Notre Dame. 

Barbara E. Bowe, R.S.CJ., Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies 

M.Ed., Boston College; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Th.D., 
Harvard University 

Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Assistant Professor of Preaching 

M.A., Providence College; D.Min., Catholic University, Washington 


Edward Foley, O.EM. Cap., Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Music 

M.Div., St. Francis Seminary; M.Mus., University of Wisconsin; M.A., 
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. 

Archimedes Fornasari, M.C.C.J., Associate Professor of Ethics 

M.A., Xavier University, Cincinnati; Ph.D., Catholic University, 

Mark Francis, C.S.V., Assistant Professor of Liturgy 

M.Div., M.A., Catholic Theological Union; S.L.L., S.L.D., Sant' 
Anselmo University, Rome. 

Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp., Professor of Theological Anthropology 
M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. 

Zachary Hayes, O.F.M., Professor of Doctrinal Theology 

Dr. Theol., Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Bonn; Litt. D., St. 
Bonaventure University; LiH. D., Quincy College. 

Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M., Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies 

M.A., Aquinas Institute of Theology; Ph.D., Northwestern University 
and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. 

John Huels, O.S.M., Associate Professor of Church Law 

M.A., M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; J.C.B., J.C.L., J.C.D., 
Catholic University, Washington. 

Kathleen Hughes, R.S.C.J., Prof essor of Liturgy 

M.A., Catholic University, Washington; M.A., Ph.D., University of 
Notre Dame. 

John Kaserow, M.M., Professor of Mission Studies 

M.Th., M.Div., Maryknoll School of Theology; M.A., University of 
Notre Dame; Ph.D., St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. 

Michael Kirwen, M.M., Associate Professor of Mission Studies 

M.Th., M.Div., Maryknoll School of Theology; Ph.D., St. Michael's 
College, University of Toronto. 

John Linnan, C.S.V., Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology 
M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D., University of Louvain. 

John Lozano, C.M.F., Professor of Spiritual Theology 

S.T.L., Universite Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers; S.S.L., Pontifical 
Biblical Institute, Rome; S.T.D., Pontifical Angelicum University, 


Jeanette Lucinio, S.P., Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director 
o/M.T.S. Program 
M.A., Mundelein College; M.Div., Catholic Theological Union. 

Marie McCarthy, S.P., Associate Professor of Pastoral Care 

M.M., Butler University; M.A., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., 
University of Chicago. 

Thomas McGonigle, O.P., Associate Professor of Spirituality, Vice President 
and Academic Dean 
M.A., Aquinas Institute of Theology; Th.D., Harvard University. 

Thomas Nairn, O.EM., Associate Professor of Ethics 

M.A., M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., University of 

Kenneth O'Malley, C.P., Director of Library 

A.M.L.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Illinois. 

Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J., Professor of New Testament Studies 

M.A.T., Manhattanville College; Th.D., Harvard University. 

Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M., Professor of Liturgy 

S.T.L., S.T.D., L.G., Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum, Rome; 
Study, Harvard University; University of California. 

John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Professor of Ethics 
Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

Hayim Goren Perelmuter, Chautauqua Professor of Jewish Studies 

M.H.L., Jewish Institute of Religion, New York; D.H.L., Hebrew 
Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; D.D., Hebrew Union 

Jamie T. Phelps, O.P., Assistant Professor of Doctrinal Theology 

M.S.W., University of Illinois; M.A., St. John's University; Ph.D., 
Catholic University, Washington. 

Ana Maria Pineda, S.M., Instructor in Pastoral Theology 

M.A., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D. (cand.) Universidad 
Pontificia de Salamanca. 

Barbara Reid, O.P., Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies 

M.A., Aquinas College; Ph.D., Catholic University, Washington. 


Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S., Professor of Doctrinal Theobgy and Director of the 
World Mission Program 
Theol. Dr., University of Nijmegen; Study, Oxford University. 

Donald Senior, C.P., Professor of New Testament Studies and President 
Baccalaureat en Theologie, S.T.L., S.T.D., University of Louvain. 

Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Professor of Old Testament Studies 

S.T.L., Catholic University, Washington; S.S.L., S.S.D., Pontifical 
Biblical Institute, Rome; D.H.L., St. Benedict College; D.H.L., Rosary 

John Paul Szura, O.S.A., Associate Professor of Psychology and Theology 

M.A., St. Louis University; M.S., Ph.D., Illinois Institute of 
Technology; Ph.D., Fordham University. 

Paul J. Wadell, C.P., Associate Professor of Ethics 

M.Div., M.A., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., University of 
Notre Dame. 


Clemente Barron, C.P., Lecturer in Hispanic Ministry 

M.Div., St. Meinrad Seminary; M.A. (Education), Incarnate Word 

Walter Brennan, O.S.M., Lecturer in Theology 
M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University. 

Andriy Freishyn-Chirovsky, Adjunct /Assistant Professor of Church History 
and Eastern Christian Theology 

M.A., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto; S.T.D. (cand.), St. 
Mary of the Lake Seminary; Study, University of Notre Dame. 

Therese DelGenio, N., Lecturer in Ministry, Director of Field 
Senior Certified Addictions Counselor, State of Illinois. 

Eleanor Doidge, L.O.B., Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Ministry 

M.A., Catholic Theological Union; D.Min., Chicago Theological 

Joann Gehling, F.S.P.A., Lecturer in Spirituality 
M.T.S., Catholic Theological Union. 


Dionisio Miranda, S.V.D., S.V.D. Scholar inResidence 
S.T.L., S.T.D., Alfonsianum, Rome. 

Robert Moosbrugger, O.M.I., Lecturer in Spirituality, Director of M.Div. 

M.A.T., College of Saint Thomas; M.Div., Weston School of 
Theology; S.T.L.; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. 

Theodore Ross, S.J., Lecturer in Church History 

Ph.L., West Baden College; M.A. (History), M.A. (Theology), Loyola 
University; S.T.L., Bellarmine School of Theology. 

Aelred Rosser, O.S.B., Associate Professor of Preaching 

M.A., (Theology) Immaculate Conception Seminary; M.A., (English) 
Florida State University; S.T.B., (Theology) Catholic University of 
America; Ph.D., University of Southern California. 

Roger Schroeder, S.V.D*, Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Ministry 
L.Miss., D.Miss., Gregorian University, Rome. 

Francesco Zannini, S.X., Scholar in Residence 

M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., S.Cuore Catholic 
University, Milan, Italy. 

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